From: Pam Girtman, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353 Date: 9-10-2013

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Sandy River area residents, property owners invited to Flood of Information Saturday, Sept. 14

A Flood of Information: Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River is the theme of a public workshop/open house hosted by Clackamas County, the Villages at Mt. Hood, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the Hoodland Fire District on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. The event is free.

People who attend 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.

Representatives from Clackamas County Planning and Zoning, and Emergency Management will share updated information and maps about the Sandy River's channel migration. Water Environment Services staff will be there to show what the WES Outfall Project will look like, and discuss its timing and impact. A FEMA flood insurance specialist will be available to answer questions on insurance policies and eligibility.

The public is welcome to stop by any time between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., talk with agency representatives, gather information and register for prize drawings.

The event will be at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E Fairway Ave., Welches.

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

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