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Flood damage assessment called off

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- Benton County emergency leaders were going to start looking over flood damage Monday,  but they didn't get enough calls.  So they've called off the planned assessment.

The flood waters reached 15 feet, spilling into several West Richland neighborhoods. This was the third time the river flooded, this year.

 Homeowner Travis McKitrick was disappointed by the news that there would be no assessment, "it's very frustrating cause it's a lot of work that I've already done and now I have to do it. I'm going to have to start from scratch. There's a lot of work to do and a lot of damage and getting people to come out here and hiring them and stuff like that, so it's going to be a lot."

All of the carpeting inside of McKitrick's home had to removed. He's lived there for 8 years, and says this flood was as bad as 2009.

While workers will not go out for assessments, Benton County Emergency Services would like to hear from people affected. The number is 509 - 628 - 2600.

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