Initial flood damage estimates complete
October 2, 2008 · Updated 9:54 AM
In King County, the Snoqualmie Valley was hardest hit by the recent record rainfall and flood event. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state Emergency Management damage assessment teams were in King County recently looking at damages to private property, both individual and business.
Damage estimates for public and private property in King County exceed $36 million, so far. Preliminary estimates to public facilities, such as levees, roads, bridges, schools and parks, totaled $555,203 for Snoqualmie; $460,000 for the Snoqualmie Valley School District; $118,216 for North Bend; $4,176 for the Snoqualmie Tribe; $7.6 million countywide for county roads and bridges; and $11.5 million countywide for county-maintained levees.
King County will extend the opportunity to dispose of flood-damaged debris for free at King County transfer stations on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3. This will provide additional dumping opportunities for those who are still working on clean-up or waiting for insurance adjusters.
For more information about when and where to go, visit the King County Solid Waste Web This will provide additional dumping opportunities for those who are still working on clean-up or waiting for insurance adjusters.
For more information about when and where to go, visit the King County Solid Waste Web site at www.metrokc.gov.
Residents may make emergency structural repairs without a permit, but should notify the county Department of Development and Environmental Services in advance and to obtain a permit later. Call (206) 296-6600.
Regular mail, garbage and delivery service has resumed in Upper Preston after the King County Roads Division worked around the clock for three days to build a new, one-lane access road around a landslide that closed 312th Avenue Southeast. More information about road closures and status is available at the county Web site already listed.
Report Flood Damage
Report flood damage to the King County Office of Emergency Management by calling (800) 523-5044. The following information is needed:
* Address of affected property
* Description of damage
* Personal estimate of uninsured losses, and
* Estimates of the value of damaged homes or businesses.