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MOSCOW, ID (AP) - City leaders in Moscow, ID, have declared a disaster emergency in the wake of flooding from the recent string of heavy rain and warm temperatures.

Moscow Mayor Mary Chaney issued a disaster proclamation Monday at the same time crews began placing sandbags to control specific flooding threats.

City Supervisor Gary Reidner confirmed to KHQ that the primary area affected is along Palouse River Drive in a residential area south of Moscow.

Moscow's disaster declaration will remain in effect for seven days unless extended by the city council.

There are also reports of that the town of Genesee is threatened as small streams in the region spill over their banks.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings or advisories for several north Idaho counties, including Nez Perce, Lewis and Latah.

Similar warnings and advisories are in effect for counties in southern and eastern Idaho.

KHQ has a crew in Moscow. Look for more coverage on NewsBreaks streaming live on KHQ.com (10, Noon, 2) and on KHQ Local News at 5 & 6.    

In the Spokane area, there was minor flooding along Country Homes Blvd., according to KHQ's Alex Rozier.    

If you see flooding where you are and can safely take a picture of it, please send the picture(s) to pix@khq.com.

 

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