Flood and emergency preparedness experts highlight town hall

Meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Thomas Jefferson High School

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer will host a town hall meeting on flood and emergency preparedness on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Thomas Jefferson High School Theater, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn.

The town hall will be an opportunity for the public to hear more about the measures being taken to prevent flooding as this year’s snowpack begins melting as well as who to call, what happens when a disaster occurs and how to prepare a home or business for an emergency or natural disaster.

Speakers include: Michelle Clark, executive director of the King County Flood Control District; Barnaby Dow, governmental affairs for King County Emergency Management; Chris Utzinger, response section manager for the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division; and Doug Weber, chief of emergency management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Seattle District.

“King County has been very proactive in investing in measures and resources to be prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies,” von Reichbauer said in a media release. “However, it is critical that the public is aware of the resources available so they can be prepared and also knows the steps their local government is taking to protect them”.

For additional information on the Town Hall meeting, contact Councilmember von Reichbauer’s office at (206) 477-1007 or pete.vonreichbauer@kingcounty.gov.

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