Everett, Olympia work to prevent sweeping floods as city land sinks

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The City of Everett and the City of Olympia are both taking steps to prevent devastating floods such as a new hazard mitigation plan.

“The purpose of a Hazard Mitigation Plan is to help ensure resilience to natural disasters through identifying hazards, determining areas of vulnerability, and developing strategies to mitigate risk,”But the public comment period closes April 5.

However, Braff notes that flooding will get worse as parts of downtown sink deeper into a landfill, adding to the city’s already high groundwater. The City of Olympia and its partners are expected to propose floodgates and sea walls in areas to help control the flooding increase.

 

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