Disaster services offered to Ferry County following storm | News
Following last week’s severe weather that ripped through the Inland Northwest, 16 counties have been declared a state of emergency by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Ferry County was one of the hardest hit with strong winds and heavy rain.
State Emergency Operations based at Camp Murray issued an update saying they’re still working on responding to the extensive storm damage in the county and on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Many services will be supporting the Colville Tribes following the storm. The reservation will be receiving four sets of road crew flags and a mobile laundry unit to be based in Keller. The Department of Social and Health Services will also be supplying mental health support for those that need it.
The American Red Cross is also on their way to Ferry County with six volunteers to open a shelter in Republic High School. The shelter will provide mental health services and disaster assessment.
According to spotter reports from the National Weather Service, strong winds brought down several trees on Friday evening, including a 50-year-old pine. Those winds also stirred up two to four foot waves on Lake Curlew.