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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 18 at 10:46AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

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Ten homes destroyed in Methow Valley mudslides

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Flash flooding and mudslides sent a small home from across Highway 153 crashing into a shop on Highway 153, and created a new canyon in what was once the yard between Bob Elk’s shop, pictured, and his house Thursday night.

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TWISP — Okanogan County officials say an estimated 10 homes were either completely destroyed or damaged to the point they are unlivable by Thursday’s flash flooding.

Mud inundated residences along Highway 153 between Twisp and Carlton, and on Highway 20 east of Twisp.

We’re trying to identify who those residents are, and Red Cross is on standby if shelter is needed,” Okanogan County Emergency Manager Scott Miller said early this afternoon.

Several houses are also isolated between mudslides on Highway 153 between Twisp and Carlton.

Benson Creek Road, which is off Highway 153, is closed. Sheriff Frank Rogers said the county is asking people not to drive into flooded areas, as heavy equipment is trying to remove mud and debris. Residents are being allowed in and out of many of the flooded areas.

Miller said they’ve had no reports of injuries or deaths.

A flash-flood warning remains in effect for Chelan and Okanogan counties, and residents are warned to stay away from recently burned areas if possible.

Reach K.C. Mehaffey at 509-997-2512 or . Read her blog An Apple a Day or follow her on Twitter at @KCMehaffeyWW.

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