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Kittitas County declares state of emergency

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -- Kittitas County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency due to flooding in the county.

There will be a public meeting tonight at 6:00 PM at the Ellensburg Event Center with representatives from emergency management, power companies and more to answer questions.

County leaders say they've suffered damage to transportation infrastructure, private property, as well as power and gas lines. Some homes are cut off due to washed out driveways and changes in water-course location. Roads and recreational areas are also closed.

Representatives from emergency management, power companies, water purveyors and others will provide reports and answer questions. The agenda for the meeting is attached.

Emergency Managers in Kittitas County activated their emergency operations center and requested Commissioners declare a local state of emergency Monday morning citing damage to roads, bridges, irrigation structures, private property and power outages.