Pullman businesses damaged by flood waters

Pullman businesses damaged by flood waters

Severe flooding and debris damaged several Pullman businesses on Tuesday night.

Water levels reached between two and three feet in some areas, pushing mud into businesses and covering parking lots.

“We constantly monitor our water levels just to make sure of where we’re located,” said Pullman City Administrator Adam Lincoln. “None of the metrics showed it was going to rise like this.”

YIKES! Look at what happened here! So many damaged cars and businesses. It’s going to be a tough day for many in Pullman @kxly4news pic.twitter.com/wI9i8NHWre

— Caroline Flynn (@CarolineF_KXLY) April 10, 2019

Employees at the Pullman SNAP Fitness put sandbags in place to try to prevent water from flowing into the gym, but the water was just too strong. The gym was completely flooded, damaging equipment.

Across the street, flood waters also entered the Sunshine North Laundromat. People left their laundry in dryers in order to escape the water. Workers at the laundromat said the owner was out of town and working to get in touch with their insurance providers in order to assess the damage.

On Wednesday, flood waters began to recede, but still left mud and debris strewn about businesses.