Governor declares flooding emergency
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) proclaimed a state of emergency Saturday for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.
Flooding is affecting communities in Ferry, Okanogan and Pend Oreille counties and could get worse next week.
The proclamation covers these three plus the 17 other Eastern Washington counties facing an increased threat of flooding over the next seven days.
The National Weather Service predicts major flooding of the Okanogan River near Tonasket to continue through the next week.
The Okanogan River, which runs through Tonasket, reached a level of 19 feet early Friday.