Submitted by City of Centralia
For anyone needing shelter from the flooding, one is now set up and available at the Centralia Middle School, located at 901 Johnson Rd. in Centralia.
Lewis County staff along with the Red Cross are on-site and coordinating the shelter efforts.
Cots, blankets, and refreshments are available.
Animal sheltering information will be provided on the Lewis County Emergency Management website once details are finalized. https://lewiscountywa.gov/departments/emergency-management/
You can also follow the Lewis County Emergency Management Facebook page for more updates related to flooding, shelters, sandbags, and more here: https://www.facebook.com/Lewis-County-Emergency-Management-110573714616339
The Centralia Police Department and Riverside Fire Authority activated its Emergency Operations Center for the City of Centralia at 8:00 p.m. and will remain active for the duration of the event.
People in Centralia should be monitoring the threat of flooding to their home or location. Prepare and take precautions now. River level forecasts for the Skookumchuck show major flooding imminent.
If you feel evacuation is needed for yourself or your family, it is better to do it voluntarily rather than waiting for evacuation mandates.
There is a shelter located at Centralia Middle School, at 901 Johnson Rd., in Centralia, for those that need it. Those people seeking shelter with animals, pets not livestock, can bring them to the shelter. There is a safe location outside to put your pet, as they are not allowed inside the shelter. It is the owner of the animals’ responsibility to care for and monitor their animal.