Town Of Conconully -  Hit By Flash Flood - Now Recovery - Read Story

Flooding at the Washington town of Conconully

In Okanogan County's teeny-tiny village of Conconully, a flash flood on July 4th swept through the streets and flooded 30 to 40 homes and businesses with a foot of water and dirt.

In the 36 hours leading up to the Monday flood, 1.7 inches of rain, according to county emergency management, KING5 reported. It rained heavily for about two hours.

No severe injuries have been reported. Although several campers were temporarily stuck, everyone is said to be well.

Town of Conconully is recuperating after a flash flood on July Fourth.

“The creek was coming over the bridge,” resident Angie Eberhart said.

By Tuesday, the 210-person small town had gone into full cleanup gear. 

Backhoes and other heavy machinery were brought out by neighbours to move debris. In people's yards, mud piles rose more than 5 feet high.

Director of Emergency Management for Okanogan County Maurice Goodall stated, "I spoke with the owners yesterday." When the flood hit, their kitchen cabinets were already out of the box and prepared for installation.

After flash flooding brought on by consecutive days of heavy rain disrupted the city, the road into Conconully has reopened.