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When disasters strike, Central Washington communities come together


“Okanogan Strong” was the motto that aptly described the community’s response during devastating wildfires that struck our region in 2014.

That same saying applies again today as the Okanogan community grapples with a natural disaster, this time severe flooding that is potentially the worst since 1972. Emergency declarations have been issued by the state, county, and cities.

With warmer weather bringing spring runoff, we have also been seeing floods in Grant County and the Tri-Cities area as well. I have been closely monitoring flooding in Okanogan County and throughout Central Wash...

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