CenturyLink has restored voice communications, including 911, local and long-distance calling, to the Methow Valley.
Electricity should be restored to all customers of the Okanogan County Public Utility District by Thursday.
Telephone land lines and 911 service is not working from the Carlton area northward.
The body of a local man was recovered from the Okanogan River on Friday evening.
The body of a Surrey, B.C., man was recovered Sunday night from Lake Osoyoos, near Veranda Beach.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning, until 11:30 p.m., for south-central Okanogan County, specifically the areas affected by wildfires in Carlton and the lower Methow Valley.
Storm cell brings lighting and winds; new fire starts reported from Carlton to Winthrop
Fire danger and the threat to public safety prompt immediate closure of the Methow Ranger District to all travel and recreation
National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Okanogan, Methow valleys and surrounding areas
The state has mobilized fire resources in support of local firefighters battling the Rising Eagle Road Fire.
Crews from fire departments all over the Okanogan Valley were called shortly before 4 p.m. to send “any available units” to the upper Methow Valley for two wildfires.
A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop claimed a house along state Highway 20 this afternoon and is threatening at least one other home.
According to the Okanogan County Emergency Operation Center, road closures are being staffed by Washington National Guard members.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.
Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau