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West Valley residents suffering from flood damage

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WEST VALLEY, WA - Many who live in West Valley on S. 70th Avenue near W. Prasch Avenue are trying to figure out what to do next after a flood damaged their homes this weekend.

"We still have an inch or two of water, we still have a foot underneath, everything in here that you see is total loss," said Danial Funkhouser, describing his grandson's room.

The Funkhousers are not the only ones affected.

"Basically we are trying to find a place to stay with relatives, we have been lucky that we have relatives nearby," said Ernesto Sanchez, a homeowner on S. 70th Avenue. "We bath there, eat there, and come back and try to get our lives back in order."

Yakima County says neighborhoods in the area were flooded because a city-owned berm broke, causing water to escape from a pond.

"Within a half hour she had water four foot deep in the basement," said Funkhouser. "It was clear up to the steps."

The City is trying to repair the issue, but people are still in need of help.

"The Red Cross helped a little bit, to help stay for a couple nights at a motel, so now I'm not sure what we are going to do," Funkhouser admitted.

On Tuesday evening, Funkhouser and many of his neighbors were still pumping water out of their basements.

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