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Yakima River flood warning still in effect

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BENTON CITY, Wash.—The flood warning issued by the Benton County Emergency Management continues for the Yakima River.

Sunday morning at the RV Beach Park in Benton City neighbors were moving their homes back to their waterfront property.  They were asked to move away temporarily after the Yakima River flood warning was issued Friday night. 

Fortunately, no RV's were damaged.  However one owner says he had left on a trip to Portland when he got a phone call asking him to move his home.

"I had to jump in my car and go back here to Benton City, so my trip didn't amount to nothing for me," says Merv Stengerg.

The West Richland Golf Course also saw flooding.  They had to shut down their course after holes one and nine were completely covered in water.  However, the owner says the water is already receding.  It has gone down about three inches since Sunday afternoon.  They plan to pump the water out Monday and hopefully open the course by Thursday.

The flood warning is still in effect for the Yakima River, which hits people at the RV Beach Park, on Van Giesin Street and at the West Richland Golf Course.  The National Weather Service expects the river to fall below flood stage by Sunday night. 

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