How one Yakima clinic is dealing with flood damage - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

How one Yakima clinic is dealing with flood damage

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, WA - The flooding has stopped in Yakima, but cleanup continues as businesses work to get up and running again.

Virginia Mason Memorial's Lakeview Clinic was one of the businesses hit the hardest. Last week, flood waters tore through their building and extensive repairs must now be done.

"We don't know exactly how deep it was," said Lakeview Chief Operations Manager, Jim Aberle, "but about 70 percent of the floor space got wet and that water seeped into the walls."

Rooms that normally have patients are now occupied by fans. Lakeview is now racing against the clock to re-open a portion of their facility by Tuesday.

"We want to take the best care of our patients in a timely manner, and when we are not able to do that, it impacts those that we serve," Aberle said.

Lakeview provides services that are rare in town, like rheumatology, an endocrinology clinic, and rehab physical therapy, making re-opening the highest priority.

All of those specialties are fairly limited in Yakima, so if we can't provide those services, it is a matter of waiting," said Aberle.

It will take one to two weeks before the clinic is completely restored. Some appointments will be postponed. Anyone with questions regarding appointments is urged to call Lakeview.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • LIGO space observatory makes new discovery

    LIGO space observatory makes new discovery

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:23:59 GMT

    A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory.  Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory discovered the crash of two neutron stars on Aug. 17.

    More >>

    A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory.  Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory discovered the crash of two neutron stars on Aug. 17.

    More >>
  • Police still looking for suspect in shooting

    Police still looking for suspect in shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:23:40 GMT

    Police are still looking for a suspect involved in a possible gang related shooting.

    More >>

    Police are still looking for a suspect involved in a possible gang related shooting.

    More >>
  • Man's body and his truck are pulled from canal after being stuck for 2 days

    Man's body and his truck are pulled from canal after being stuck for 2 days

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:34:32 GMT
    If you know anything give them a call at (509) 545-3510. This is a developing story and will be updated.If you know anything give them a call at (509) 545-3510. This is a developing story and will be updated.

    WAPATO- Divers have recovered the body of an 87-year-old man whose pickup truck went into a canal north of his Wapato home.      The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says rescuers pulled Thomas Pence and his truck from the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities believe he may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition when he drove off the road sometime Friday.      Deputies began searching for Pence Friday night after family members reported that...

    More >>

    WAPATO- Divers have recovered the body of an 87-year-old man whose pickup truck went into a canal north of his Wapato home.      The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says rescuers pulled Thomas Pence and his truck from the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities believe he may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition when he drove off the road sometime Friday.      Deputies began searching for Pence Friday night after family members reported that...

    More >>