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Three small dams in the upper Benson Creek area collapsed on Thursday, contributing to flooding and mudslides that destroyed homes, took out fences and irrigation equipment, and dug huge channels south of Twisp.
An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
Highway crews are trying to clear mud and debris that washed onto roadways when heavy rain fell on land scarred by wildfires in north central Washington.
This image made from a video provided by KOMO News shows damage in north central Washington after rain created mudslides on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Several dozen friends and neighbors who responded to word-of-mouth networking swarmed through and around the home of Bob Elk and Janie Lewis on Friday afternoon to haul away belongings and shove thick, slimy mud out the back door one shovelful at a time.
At least three full-time disaster case managers will be hired to help people displaced by the fire get one-on-one assistance for their most urgent needs.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE Floodwaters cascade over a damaged stretch of Highway 153 this morning.
Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of two highways and stranding some motorists.
The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office is telling people to stay indoors as north-central Washington was hit hard by heavy rain, flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of three highways and stranding some motorists.
Maxwell A. Harrison, 77, of Twisp, pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving. He was sentenced to 364 days with 334 suspended and fined a total of $718.
Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Greg Hardy and Fred Cooley, and Honey and the Killer Beez will headline a "Blues for the Burn" benefit concert on Aug. 29 at the Winthrop Barn beginning at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $20.
The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use at the Eldorado gate in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs.
My Aunt Marie Cockrell lived in a little house across the road from the Chewack River Ranch, a few miles north of Winthrop.
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Updated: Tue Aug 26, 2014 01:00 pm
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