|King County Flood District Chair Reagan Dunn
discussed strategies for communities
in South King County to protect their
residents and properties in the event of
flooding at the monthly “Good Eggs”
Breakfast Meeting in Auburn sponsored by
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer.
(L to R) King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer,
Auburn City Councilmember Yolanda Trout,
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn,
and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell
King County Flood District Chair Reagan Dunn discussed strategies and support opportunities through the King County Flood District for communities in South King County to protect their properties in the event of flooding at the monthly “Good Eggs” Breakfast Meeting in Auburn hosted by Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. He also discussed preventive methods to protect against flooding, such as building and maintaining levies, dam maintenance, stream dredging, stream capacity and flow, and tree shading.
“Today, we continue the work we started in 2007 with the development of the King County Flood District, to protect citizens and property from injury and damage from natural disasters,” said von Reichbauer. “The Green River Valley plays a major role in the economy of the Puget Sound Region, and helping to protect it in the case of flooding is vital to the safety and economic stability of the region.”
Councilmember Dunn noted the importance of bringing together all the stakeholders to preserve and protect the environment, including local, state and federal government agencies, tribal members, business owners, residents, and environmental groups to develop a comprehensive program to protect and preserve the communities. He also discussed the opportunities for homeowner associations, private non-profit organizations, schools, special districts, and others to apply for the King County Flood Grants available to help protect against flooding.
“If you have a flooding issue in your community that needs funding, I’d encourage you to work with your local municipality, HOA, or other qualified group to apply for a grant,” said Dunn.
The deadline for applications is May 29, 2015. For more information about the application process, the complete list of eligibility requirements and the application form, go to www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org/grants.