The storms in early January wreaked havoc on communities in Western Washington, closing schools and highways, knocking out power, and causing some neighborhoods to evacuate due to landslide warnings. In Grays Harbor county, Aberdeen and Hoquiam were hit especially hard with reported 7.12 inches of rain in a 36 hour period. For a full story of the storm, click here.
As of last week, people are still struggling with damage inflicted on their homes and personal belongings from the storm. Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP) has been deemed the Command Center for flood victims. "CCAP is attempting to temporarily house displaced residents while also fielding calls from anyone in need of assistance and directing them to different agencies around the area that are best able to cater to their specific needs" (Jake Schild, The Daily World, Aberdeen, Washington - click on link for full story).
The following are some of the CCAP services are available in both Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties:
To see a full list of services, click here.
Also, for a Western Washington weather year in review (2014), click here.
Thanks to CHRN member Bob Freitag for this announcement!
The University of Washington (UW) is now accepting students for our floodplain management graduate degree program. The Floodplain program will be offered through the UW Department of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments as a specialized track within the Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management Degree program. It will focus on the study of coastal and riverine floodplain management.
The approach being used is designed to meet the needs of practitioners. The majority of the courses in the program can be taken online with the exception of 2 summer Seattle based resident sessions. Because students will be encouraged to share and discuss real world personal and work related case studies, we expect the program to be attractive to employers.
Please visit the main web site http://www.infrastructure-management.uw.edu/ and the floodplain option sitehttp://www.infrastructure-management.uw.edu/overview/floodplain/ for details or email Bob here.
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