5:00 p.m. Dec. 10 Update: Washington Winter Flooding and Storms

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Rising river levels can quickly lead to extremely dangerous road conditions. Take precautions, stay weather aware, be prepared.


Red Cross has responded to a series of extreme weather events that have swept across Washington state this week. Since 6 p.m. Dec. 8, volunteers and staff have opened a total of seven evacuation shelters and one service center.
Shelters currently open at: 
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
    1200 Soule Ave
    Hoquiam, WA 98550
  • Bethany Baptist Church
    1059 Monte Elma Rd
    Elma WA 98541

Shelters that were previously opened and are now closed:
·    Concrete, Wa, Hamilton, Wa, Chattero
y, Wa, Packwood, Wa and Randle, Wa
On Dec. 9, a service center opened in Snohomish, Wa, to deliver services and assistance to anyone who is impacted by the recent winter storms. It is open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. today (Dec. 10) and tomorrow (Dec. 11) at: 
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave, Snohomish, Wa (360-348-2331)
The Red Cross service center is available to anyone affected by flooding. Individuals who are impacted can receive information, water, snacks, and can speak with a Red Cross caseworker.
On Thursday, Dec. 10 the Red Cross Service Center will be open until 8 p.m. It will reopen Friday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
“People are being affected by these storms, some have experienced power outages and river levels continue to rise, so we urge everyone to be prepared and to come to a Red Cross shelter or service center for assistance should they need it,” said Chuck Morrison, executive director of Red Cross serving Snohomish County.

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