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Dow Constantine


King County staff and volunteers pull out the stops to help Pacific flood victims clean up

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At the direction of King County Executive Ron Sims, the county's Emergency Management office is managing an extraordinary effort to help the people of Pacific today as they clean up from last week's devastating flood. Emergency Management managers are coordinating the efforts of King County crews and equipment as well as a team of volunteers. King County Solid Waste trucks and King County Airport dump trucks are in Pacific where as many as 50 are expected to help residents clean and dispose of damaged belongings.

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Executive Sims visits PacifiAt the direction of King County Executive Ron Sims, the county's Emergency Management office is managing an extraordinary effort to help the people of Pacific today as they clean up from last week's devastating flood. Emergency Management managers are coordinating the efforts of King County crews and equipment as well as a team of volunteers. King County Solid Waste trucks and King County Airport dump trucks are in Pacific where as many as 50 are expected to help residents clean and dispose of damaged belongings.

"After talking with Pacific residents whose homes were damaged by the flood, it was clear we need to step in and help with the city's response," said Sims. "Unlike the Snoqualmie Valley where flooding is frequent and cities are prepared to response, Pacific doesn't have the resources to meet the urgent need of its residents.

"My emergency order that I signed last week will help county departments deploy resources necessary for Pacific as well as make urgent repairs to roads, levees and other county structures," Sims said. "It is sobering to see the damage to so much private and public property, yet it is rewarding to see people and communities rally to help each other in time of need."



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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