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By Gordon Forgey
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Fines for a job well done


October 24, 2019

On April 9, North Grand Avenue in Pullman was flooded by rushing waters from the Missouri Flat Creek drainage.

Several businesses were badly damaged. People were trapped by the rising waters. Some were forced to take refuge on tables and such. One infant and one diabetic were known to be involved.

The Pullman fire department and maintenance crews responded.

As should be the case, those in danger and trapped by the torrent of water rushing down the street were the first priority. Nobody stopped to read a water rescue manual. They just did what they knew had to be done. People were in danger,...

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