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West Richland Father Uses Flooding as Learning Lesson for His Children

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Benton County Emergency Management says the worst of the flooding to be over with, since Friday night.  The water is expected to recede over this weekend. Benton County Emergency Management says the worst of the flooding to be over with, since Friday night. The water is expected to recede over this weekend.

WEST RICHLAND, WA- After just a day long break, much of the Pacific Northwest is getting hit again with heavy rain, strong winds and snow.

This wet weather has not only raised concerns for homeowners but raised water levels too, especially in West Richland.

Driving down Van Giesen Street you will notice road after road is being closed due to the flooding.

One family NBC Right Now spoke to noticed horses on a piece of property being moved back because of the rising water, but their father also is using this whole ordeal as a learning experience for his two children.

"I saw some horses and all they had was this much bit of land to stand on. There's like a few horses but all the rest were flooded with water," said Selah Gutierrez.

"They knew this past summer we were in a drought, so they knew our water levels were low. Now, they're seeing this has some benefits as well, as it is raising our water levels and so forth," explained Selah's father Rob Gutierrez.

Benton County Emergency Management says the worst of the flooding to be over with, since Friday night.

The water is expected to recede over this weekend.
 

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