Coastal flood map updates available for public

King County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold two meetings this month to update the city council and citizens about new coastal flood hazard maps that have been developed.

The first meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 as a special meeting of the Federal Way City Council in the council chambers at City Hall. The second meeting is scheduled to run 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road.

According to the city, representatives from the county and FEMA will share information on how the maps were developed, and how the updated information will be used to revise federal flood insurance rate maps. Copies of the proposed maps can be found online at

For more information about the Nov. 30 meeting or the maps, residents can contact William Appleton, Federal Way surface water manager, at (253) 835-2750 or



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