Boil advisories in effect

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The state Department of Health issued boil orders for several counties on Thursday after floodwaters swept into much of western Washington.

In Pacific County, flooding destroyed an 80-foot section of the water main, cutting off water supply to a number of customers. The city of Raymond is providing water for much of the county with exception to South Bend, which has been isolated by floodwaters. All residents of South Bend are urged to boil their water until further notice.

Residents of Naselle near Parpala Road have also been cut off from their water supply after a water line washed out on Wednesday. Some 90 residents who are affected are also under boil advisory.

In Lewis County, more than 1,000 residents who receive water from Morton's supply are urged to boil their water as the city switched to an emergency well after its river water intake washed away.

A boil advisory is also in effect in Pe Ell as it is still recovering from the 2007 flood. An unnamed creek is providing the water supply as the Chehalis River has proven too muddy. Residents are also urged to conserve water as capacity has shrunk by half.

In Clallam County, residents serviced by Crescent are urged boil their water as the water has not been adequately treated.

In Kittitas County, a leaking transmission line has cut off water supply to a part of water district #5. About 100 recreational homes are affected. Customers can call 509-260-0652.

In Whatcom County, a boil advisory has been in effect since Tuesday when a water main broke. About 100 customers on Turkington Road are affected.