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Heavy rains bring localized flooding

Several houses flood in Palouse; two roads closed in Tekoa area

PALOUSE - Localized flooding was reported in Palouse, Tekoa and other areas of Whitman County on Monday.

The rising Palouse river prompted the city of Palouse to offer sandbags to residents. Several houses were flooded, city officials said.

In Tekoa, both Little Hangman Creek and Hangman Creek were also spilling out of their banks.

Little Hangman Creek water flooded a city park near City Hall, leaving picnic tables partially submerged.

Brandon Krueger, Maintence Operations Manager of Whitman County Public Works said Golf Course Road and Fanning Road were closed due to flooding near Tekoa, as w...


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