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Flash Flooding in Bend and Redmond

REDMOND, OR -- Flooding caused problems in both Bend and Redmond Thursday afternoon. A car stalled in high water at the Yew Avenue underpass on Redmond's south side, at about 4 p.m. after a thunderstorm moved through the area. 


Redmond Police Sgt. Curtis Chambers tells KBND the area is prone to problems. "A large amount of rain in that area tends to fill it up with water. It's a low-lying area that was dug out when the intersection was created." A tow truck was called in to pull out the car. 


Police received a number of calls from residents reporting high water levels on many Bend and Redmond streets yesterday. Science and Operations Officer for the National Weather Service in Pendleton Stefen Veeda says, "We had rain gauges that reported an inch of precipitation had fallen in 30 minutes. We also heard reports of flooded roads in bend, like U.S. Highway 97 some of the lanes were flooding with water."


Central Oregon is no longer under a flood warning, however scattered showers are expected to continue through Friday afternoon. Saturday will bring a drying trend that will bring temperatures into the 70s through next week. 

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