Washington town of Conconully hit by flash flooding | Oregon

CONCONULLY, Wash. (AP) — A flash flood ripped through the streets of the town of Conconully in Washington’s remote Okanogan County on Monday, sending a foot of water and mud into 30 to 40 homes and businesses.

County emergency officials said 1.7 inches of rain fell in the 36 hours before Monday’s flooding, KING5 reported. Most of the rain fell in just two hours.

The North Fork of Salmon Creek overflowed its banks, down Main Street and into Conconully State Park, which was full of people celebrating the 4th of July. The park was evacuated without incident. No serious injuries were reported in the town of around 210 people.

“The creek was crossing the bridge,” resident Angie Eberhart said. “Everything was cluttered with trees and debris and water was gushing all the way.”

A new house about 90% complete was destroyed.

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“I spoke to the owners yesterday,” Okanogan County Emergency Management Director Maurice Goodall said. “Their kitchen cabinets were actually ready to go on the floor when the flooding happened.”

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