Of all the natural hazards that affect Thurston County, floods are the most common and, on an annual basis, the most costly. Examples include river flooding, where a river breaches its banks, and groundwater flooding, where the water table rises so high it fills low-lying pockets of land. Thurston County enforces regulations to protect residents and property from flooding, and to preserve floodplains as a natural means of flood control.
For questions about building in a Special Flood Hazard Area, contact Tim Rubert at 754-3355 ext. 6647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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