Officials in 11 Washington counties hit by the winter storms of January 14-23, 2012, have until April 4 to submit official requests for federal assistance to the Washington office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.
The flood watch remains in effect for the Skokomish River. The National Weather Service says heavy rain fell over the Olympic Mountains below about 3500 feet overnight and more rain is expected this morning.
A missing sex offender wanted by law enforcement has been arrested. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Robert Eugene Vandervort was apprehended Wednesday afternoon and is now in the Mason County Jail.