BE PREPARED: Flood meetings Oct. 3, 8 in Kent

Residents and business owners in the Green River Valley can learn how to protect themselves and their property this winter, by attending public meetings Oct. 3 and Oct. 8 at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., in Kent.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Friday, September 25, 2009 1:42pm
  • News

Residents and business owners in the Green River Valley can learn how to protect themselves and their property this winter, by attending public meetings Oct. 3 and Oct. 8 at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., in Kent.

Kent city officials will host the meetings from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 3 and from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8.

Topics to be addressed

• An update by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding damage assessment at the dam, operation changes and possible river impacts.

• King County Flood Warning Center operations, enhanced response activities and what residents can do to stay informed.

• The current status of emergency coordination plans and resident notification by Kent Emergency Management.

• The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide the facts about flood insurance and resources available to residents and businesses to protect themselves and their property.

Each meeting will start with a 30-minute open house, followed by presentations and close with a 30-minute question and answer session.

Representatives from the cities of Auburn, Renton and Tukwila also will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information about potential Green River flooding, go to www.kingcounty.gov/floodplans or by call 253-856-4440.


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