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State EOC activated due to hazardous weather throughout Washington

News release No. 1
December 9, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Phone: 800-688-8955 (media only)   
Twitter address: @waEMD       

State EOC activated due to hazardous weather throughout Washington

Camp Murray, WA -- The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at a Phase III level at 08:30 a.m. today in response to severe weather conditions throughout Washington State. Staff at the State EOC are monitoring the situation and available to assist with the needs of affected communities.

The Northwest Weather Service (NWS) has issued flood warnings for 25 rivers above flood stage in fourteen counties. The NWS has issued a variety of advisories, watches and warnings for coastal flooding, high winds, and other hazardous weather throughout the state.  This includes a high wind warning for Spokane and parts of southeast Washington.

Local emergency operation centers have been activated in nine counties — Cowlitz, King, Lewis, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Yakima counties.

The EOC has been in contact with Governor Inslee’s office and will communicate periodic updates on state response activities.  

Monitor our Twitter account – @waEMD – for the most current information.

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