Kent will set up sandbag stations should flooding occur this winter

Kent city workers plan to set up as many as five sandbag stations at sites on the East Hill and West Hill, where residents will be able to fill sandbags for free to take to their property.

The stations would be set up as soon as four or five days before a predicted heavy rain.

The sites include the old Panther Lake Elementary School, 20831 108th Ave. S.E.; the Fred Meyer store, 10201 S.E. 240th St.; Meadow Ridge Elementary School, 27710 108th Ave S.E.; Mill Creek Earthworks Park, 742 E. Titus St.; and Grandview Park, 3600 S. 228th St., in SeaTac.

City workers plan to give residents tips on how to fill sandbags at public meetings on flood preparation on Oct. 3 (9-11 a.m.) and Oct. 8 (6-8 p.m.) at the ShoWare Center.

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