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Sandy River area residents, property owners invited to the Sept. 14 Flood of information event to help prepare for winter

AFlood of Information: Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River, is the themeof a public workshop /open house hosted by Clackamas County, the Villages atMt. Hood, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the Hoodland FireDistrict on Saturday, September 14.  The event will be held from 9 - 11:30a.m. at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E Fairway Ave., Welches.

Peoplewho attend this free event will have access to information and resources from local,regional and state agencies and organizations on a variety of topics,including:

  • The importance of flood insurance and changes in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rates;
  • Upcoming new flood insurance rate maps for the Sandy River Basin;
  • Updates on post-flood repairs and mitigation projects;
  • Emergency preparedness;
  • Toxics reduction/energy efficiency, and
  • Winter road maintenance.
  • Representativesfrom Clackamas County Planning and Zoning, and Emergency Management will shareupdated information and maps about the Sandy River's channel migration. Water Environment Services staff will be there to show what the WES OutfallProject will look like, and discuss its timing and impact.  A FEMA floodinsurance specialist will be available to answer questions on insurancepolicies and eligibility.

    Thepublic is welcome to stop by any time between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., talk withagency representatives, gather information and register for prizedrawings.

    Formore information, contact Jay Wilson, 503-723-4848 or jaywilson@clackamas.us.

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