Lewis County Department of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center in preparation for impending flooding in Lewis County. Flooding is expected on the Newuakum and Chehalis Rivers.
There is already water over the roadway in several areas along the Newaukum River. Motorists are advised not to drive through deep standing water and obey all road closure signs.
Citizens living in flood prone areas should move their animals to high ground.
Sand bags for private residences can be purchased at several locations including Martin Sand and Gravel, Home Depot, and Sunbirds.
Winter storm event conditions can change rapidly. Monitor local radio stations for event updates.
River readings can be accessed at: http://rivers.lewiscountywa.gov/ and road closures can be accessed at: http://roads.lewiscountywa.gov/.