Heavy rains create flooding in Washington, Oregon and Idaho

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains have produced flooding in the adjacent college towns of Pullman, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that flood waters poured into homes and businesses starting on Tuesday afternoon.

Pullman Fire Marshal Chris Wehrung says water damaged several businesses and forced some evacuations.

He says the flooding of Missouri Flat Creek required the use of a city front-end loader to rescue two or three people who were standing on tables inside a laundromat, and first responders helped about a half dozen people evacuate a fitness studio.

Pullman City Supervisor Adam Lincoln says water levels started to recede on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, heavy rains produced flooding in the Eugene, Oregon, area. About 500 people were evacuated from their homes on Tuesday.