FEMA Audio Recordings
Thurston County government has a proactive approach to flooding - elevating homes, installing infrastructure to quickly drain low-lying areas during heavy rains, and working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Leading the efforts are the County's Floodplain Manager, Tim Rubert, and his colleague, County Emergency Coordinator Andrew Kinney. FEMA officials recently sat down with both men to hear and record their flood stories, and find out what the County is doing to keep residents safe from flooding now, and in the future.
Tim Rubert. Audio clip: 1:44 minutes.
Thurston County Floodplain Manager shares his story of the 29 years spent working closely with Thurston County residents as they deal with impacts of flooding.
Click to listen to Tim Rubert
Andrew Kinney. Audio clip: 2:22 minutes.
Thursotn County Emergency Management Coordinator shares how Thurston County government plans for Mother Nature.
Click to listen to Andrew Kinney
Bob Young. Audio clip: 2:23 minutes.
Rochester, Washington resident Bob Yound shares his story of loss and recovery after a flood.
Click to listen to Bob Young
Don Tapio. Audio clip: 2:50 minutes
Rochester farmer shares his story of farming life after flooding.
Click to listen to Don Tapio
For information about building in a Special Flood Hazard Area, contact Tim Rubert at 867-2123, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.