Gov. Inslee coming to Walla Walla to view flood damage

Gov. Inslee heading to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Gov. Inslee will be heading to Walla Walla County on Feb. 25 to assess flood damages in the area.

Details regarding what specific areas he’ll be in are unknown, but will be released once the plan is finalized.

The governor declared a state of emergency earlier this month for multiple counties in the state including Walla Walla, Grant, Kittitas and Yakima.

“The effects of this severe winter storm event continue to impact the life, health and property of individuals in this state, as well as the property and infrastructure of Washington state, and is a public disaster that affects the life, health, property or the public peace,” Inslee said in the proclamation. “Road damage caused by recent snow is estimated at more than $3 million and required WSDOT to commence work immediately to repair affected roadways through the implementation of emergency procurement procedures to alleviate impacts to public safety.”

According to the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners, they have until Feb. 21 to submit their damages report to the Governor’s Office. It’ll lay out how much in damages was sustained from the flooding.