Flash flood warning issued for Okanogan County

Flash flood warning issued for Okanogan County
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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Okanogan County due to predicted thunderstorms happening later in the day Thursday.

Flooding in the area began last week in the Okanogan, Similkameen, and Methow rivers and their tributaries.

Colville Tribes Emergency Services has issued evacuation advisories for homes within Brooks Tract just outside of Omak, four homes in Malott and four residences along Omak Riverside Eastside Road. People with questions about these evacuation advisories can contact Tribal EOC at 509-422-7419 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are no other evacuation orders at this time.

The Okanogan River is still closed. The Red Cross has a shelter on standby in Tonasket, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church if it is needed.

Drinking water can be found at the following locations:

-Oroville City Shop, 915 Appleway

-Tonasket City Shop, 500 Railroad Ave.

-Riverside City Hall

For more information, contact the Okanogan County Emergency Operations Center at 509-422-7348.