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Evacuation Advisory Lifted for Residents in Nisqually Delta
TCDART members will be providing information to residents throughout the morning

OLYMPIA – Emergency Management officials are lifting the evacuation advisory for the Nisqually Delta area. Flood waters have receded over the past two days and most residents can now access their homes. 

This morning, Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team (TCDART) volunteer members will be providing packets of safety information in the evacuation area on how residents can safely re-enter their homes. 

The packet includes information on what to look for when residents return home, how to safely enter their homes, and what to do next. This includes cleaning-up, disease prevention, food and water safety, septic system information, reporting storm and flood damage, and tips for hiring a contractor, remodeler, or handyman. 

The packet is available at:  

For additional information on the flood and emergency preparedness, residents are encouraged to follow Thurston County Emergency Management social media channels: 

Residents can continue to monitor river levels at:

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3