– “Get Flood Insurance Now Before Storm Season Hits”
30-day waiting period before policies go into effect
“As we turn to the fall season, Thurston County Emergency Management reminds homeowners and renters that national flood insurance is the only dependable form of financial protection against flood damage.
“‘Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from flooding, and just a few inches of floodwater inside a home can cost thousands of dollars to repair,’ said Sandy Eccker, Emergency Manager for Thurston County,” quoting the Thurston County News Release.
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– “Thurston County approves 5-year flood plan”
“Thurston County Commissioners have approved the county’s five-year flood hazard mitigation plan.
The plan recommends 20 projects to reduce or mitigate flood damage. They are recommendations that must be individually approved by the commissioners before they are initiated, according to the staff report.
The plan adoption allows the county to maintain its class 2 rating from the National Flood Insurance Program’s community rating system.”
“‘All residents of Thurston County living in the vicinity of flood zones will benefit from a plan that recommends mitigation actions against future damage to life and property,’ the report said,” quoting The Olympian.