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Orting-area residents advised to evacuate

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 7, 2009 at 7:50 am |
January 7, 2009 7:50 am

Here’s the evacuation order for 750 homes in the Orting area. Pierce County Emergency Management issued this just after 6 a.m.

There has been an evacuation order for the Orting area along the Oroville Rd. up to Kapowsin along the Puyallup River and SR 162 along the Carbon River and South Prairie Creek, including 177th St. E (Allward Rd.). Residents have been asked to evacuate due to imminent flooding. Local law enforcement has been going door-to-door to notify households, and phone messages with the evacuation request went to approximately 750 homes in the area.

Residents were urged to evacuate at the request of the Orting Fire Department.

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