News release — Willapa River under flood warning


November 18, 2012 – 9:45 a.m.

Contact: Denise Rowlett, Deputy Director

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency

(360) 875-9338 or drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us

Flood Warning Issued for the Willapa River

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a flood

warning for the Willapa River from this afternoon to Tuesday morning. The river is forecast to

rise above flood stage around 3:00 p.m. Monday and is expected to crest at 22 feet around

10:00 p.m. Monday.

Expect widespread flooding. Historically, numerous roads are flooded with deep and swiftly

moving water including Heckard Road and U.S. Highway 101. The magnitude of flooding on U.S.

Highway 101 will depend on the tide. This evening’s high tide will be around 5:00 p.m.

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the latest river stages

and forecasts.