South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) office was advised by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland that the Willapa River will exceed flood stage at approximately 7:00 p.m. and is forecasted to crest at 22’ around 10:00 p.m. this evening.
Heckard Road is currently closed due to water over the road. Residents are cautioned to watch for water over roadways and other road closures through the night. Please observe all road closures and refrain from driving through flood waters.
The NWS has issued the following for the south Washington coast:
· A flood warning is in effect through Friday morning
· A high wind warning remains in effect until midnight tonight
· A high surf advisory remains in effect until 4:00 a.m. Friday
· A coastal flood advisory for tidal overflow remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.