Flooding, power outage expected this evening

9.2 inches of rain, over 50 mph of gusts expected



A weather advisory was issued November 4 with expectations of a power outage and flooding.


A high-wind warning was issued from 5 p.m. tonight until 11 a.m. tomorrow for Pullman by Weather Underground earlier today.

Wind is expected to hit 20 to 35 mph, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. Along with the wind, it is set to rain with the expectation of flooding as well, according to Water Underground. 

Drains along Main street are expected to be flooding as well as the bike path following Paradise Creek, according to Water Underground. Pullman is expected to get around 9.2 inches of rain overnight. WSU advised people not to travel due to severe weather conditions. 

Due to the high winds, there is a possibility of a power outage starting tonight, according to Water Underground. 

In the case of an outage, it is recommended that people turn off all lights and electrical appliances, excluding the fridge and freezer, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Even if it is already dark, make sure to have all switches set to “off.”

It is recommended to unplug computers and other devices to protect them from a possible power surge when it is restored, according to the Washington State Department of Health. 

People should leave one lamp on to know when the power is back, but wait 15 minutes after the power is restored before turning on any other appliances, according to the Department of Health.