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Residents Near the Naches River Prepare for Flooding

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NACHES -- Near record temperatures continue to raise concerns about flooding. People who live near the Naches River have been advised to prepare for potentially serious flooding.

The homes on Lewis Road are quite a distance from the river, but it's the actual road being blocked that concerns residents. Water has already crept up to the edge of the roadway.

Residents say they have marked the water and are watching it closely. They say they have found another way out of the dead end road if it does flood, but emergency workers are asking that they take extra precautions in case they become stranded in their homes.

This isn't the first time the area has seen flooding like this. Back in 1977 and 1966 the Naches River saw water levels well above flood stage, which caused significant damage, but according to experts, it's a different kind of flooding this time around.

A flood warning remains in effect for the Naches River. It's expected to rise above flood stage tonight and continue rising through Monday. Officials are also warning that everyone stay away from the river because the current is moving very fast and can be extremely dangerous.

 

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