Flash floods in Pullman trap people along North Grand Avenue


Evacuations were ongoing Tuesday night in Pullman as flash flooding left people trapped downtown.

The problem was the Missouri Creek Canal.

The canal flooded, and that sent water rushing down North Grand Avenue.

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Pullman Fire said the fast-moving water trapped a number of people in businesses there. It took a firefighter riding on a bulldozer, to rescue one man who was trapped.

Matt Haugen shared video with KIRO 7 and said lots of people also tried to drive past traffic cones through the flooding, despite warnings to stay away.

Grand Avenue was back open Wednesday morning, according to KHQ.

The Missouri Creek Canal last flooded in 1997.

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