Due to the unseasonably warm weather, heavy flooding is expected to worsen in Okanogan County, with likely impacts to our clinics and regional healthcare. Impacts will vary depending on location, but heaviest flooding is expected in the Oroville area, with Tonasket and Omak also expected to see impacts related to high water and flooding. The flooding is expected to be at its highest later in the workweek, into Thursday evening and Friday.
Confluence Health clinics in Oroville, Tonasket, Omak, Brewster, and Methow Valley will remain open to serve our communities during our regular hours of operation. While this may change, we are not announcing any changes in hours of operation at this time.
If you live in an area that will be affected by flooding, please be prepared. If evacuating your home, remember to pack all your medications. Confluence Health will attempt to follow up with individual patients we serve who may be acutely vulnerable to flooding-caused isolation (on dialysis, home ventilator, hospice, advanced pregnancy, etc.). Please make yourself aware of current conditions by accessing the Okanogan County Emergency Management Facebook page, accessible via your smartphone or tablet. You may also sign up for phone alerts here: https://okanogandem.org/intro.htm
If you have a specific question regarding availability of services, please contact the clinic that serves your community so we may give you the answers you are looking for.
For those in the area, there is an Okanogan County Emergency Management informational meeting planned for Tuesday night at 6 p.m., at Okanogan High School.