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Ferry County Sheriff's Office warns of Kettle River flooding

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FERRY COUNTY, Wash. -

The Ferry County Sheriff's Office is warning people living near the Kettle River to be prepared for flooding as the river continues to rise Tuesday.

Deputies say Customs Road was closed Tuesday from mile marker 3 to mile marker 7 because of an excessive amount of water over the roadway in several spots. The river is still projected to rise over the coming days. Emergency Management personnel has issued a level 1 evacuation notice for people living in the area.

Under a level 1 evacuation notice:

 Persons are warned that current or projected threats from associated hazards approaching are severe.
This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock.

The sheriff's office says they will continue to keep people updated on their Facebook page. They say if conditions worsen they will make every attempt to contact you.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the Ferry County Sheriff's Office at 509-775-3132.

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