Thurston urges residents to prepare for natural, man-made disasters
Flood Awareness Week – and testing of emergency alerts and notifications
From The Jolt News:
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) encouraged the public to take all necessary steps in preparing for natural and human-caused disasters as it officially kicked off Thurston Flood Awareness Week.
During its Tuesday, October 18, meeting, the board said county residents and agencies should be educated and prepared for flood safety and property protection measures.
The BOCC also urged its residents to obtain disaster-related information through the county’s alert notification system, fact sheets, and training.
Residents can also subscribe to the county website, social media sites, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Weather Radio, which includes the Emergency Alert System broadcasts.
Flood Awareness Week
From Thurston County:
County leaders are encouraging residents to prepare for winter storms by checking their emergency kits, making plans with family members, and getting flood insurance before disaster strikes. Residents of unincorporated Thurston County can get as much as a 40 percent discount for flood insurance for properties in special flood hazard areas, and a 10 percent discount for properties not in a special flood hazard area.