Gov­er­nor de­clares flood­ing emer­gency

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

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.

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