FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Flood Information Center Has Been Established
Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP) is serving as the hub for all flood related information and contact. If you have a flood related question, please call CCAP at 360-533-5100. Volunteers are still needed for additional clean up this weekend. Crews are being organized through CCAP. If you need help or can volunteer to help, please call now.
I know it’s hard for people to ask for help. However, if you don’t ask, help won’t come. If we can’t show the state and federal agencies how severe this storm impact was, we won’t receive their assistance. Please report your damage. A link to the form can be found on the City’s website at www.aberdeenwa.gov. Paper copies of the form are available at City Hall as well. Even if you don’t know all the information the form asks, complete what you can.
If your home was near the rising waters, it is possible that you have damage under your house. Call CCAP and someone knowledgeable will do a damage assessment. An international response organization known as Team Rubicon is available with volunteers to do those assessments and assist with the removal of material. You can reach them through CCAP. Team Rubicon volunteers drive easily identifiable vehicles and have Team Rubicon clothing to identify themselves.
A schedule is being developed to pick up the mud, dirt and silt. For liability reasons, we cannot enter your private property. The Public Works Department has now authorized the mud, dirt and silt to be placed on the City streets. Please do your best to keep the material away from the storm drains. Remember, we cannot pick up material containing garbage.
The dumpsters placed in various locations through the City of Aberdeen will be picked up today, Monday, January 12th. If you arrive at a dumpster site and the dumpster is gone, you will need to take your debris to the LeMay’s transfer station. Discussions are taking place regarding additional dates for dumpsters, but no decisions have been made.
My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered this weekend to help with the clean-up efforts. A huge amount of work was done and it couldn’t have been done without the help of all of those who showed up and did whatever they could. Thank you!