American Red Cross opening emergency shelter in Tonasket due to flooding

American Red Cross opening emergency shelter in Tonasket due to flooding
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The American Red Cross will open an emergency shelter Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in Tonasket, WA.

Evacuation orders have been issued due to the rising level of rivers in Okanogan County.

If you have been evacuated, you can head to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, on 103 N. Whitcomb Ave.

Red Cross shelters will have cots, food, and additional assistance available. Evacuating residents are encouraged to bring the following for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medication, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items.

Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who may have other needs.