Monday, September 7, 2009

Tornado Rips Though Roach's 31st District

"The National Weather Service confirms wind damage in the Enumclaw area was caused by a tornado," reported local news.

Yesterday we did, indeed, experience a torrential rainfall. The tornado was seen on the Enumclaw Plateau but the storm ran right up the middle of the district...Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, Buckley, Enumclaw. Winds up to 110 mph took down outbuildings.

And, water issues may come to plague us here. Damage at Howard Hansen Dam brings the potential for flooding like we have not seen in decades. The Green River runs through the 31st. District and into the Auburn-Kent Valley. I will be attending area meetings for briefings.

1 comment:

strawberryblonde said...

Yes, the prospect of flooding is daunting. I am seriously considering flood insurance.

I was looking for more information on the dam and found this article at the following link, within the article there is a power point presentation which makes some recommendations regarding insurance and says there is a 30 day wait period for flood and to consider sewage backup insurance. I thought you might find it useful. and