OLYMPIA – Thurston County has assembled information packets to help residents recover from recent floods. Packets will be available Friday, Dec. 7 at the following locations:
Rochester Community Center (ROOF)
10140 Highway 12 S.W. in Rochester
Rochester Fire Station
18344 Albany Street in Rochester
Rochester School Superintendent’s Office
9917 Highway 12 S.W. in Rochester
Grand Mound Fire Station
20411 Old Highway 99 in Grand Mound
Thurston County Courthouse, Permit Assistance Center
2000 Lakeridge Drive S.W., second floor of Building 1 in Olympia
Thurston County staff will also distribute packets as they work in flood-affected areas, and the information will be available on the Thurston County Emergency Management Web site at
The packets include information on how to report storm and flood damage; seek property-tax relief for destroyed property; safely clean up property and dispose of garbage and hazardous wastes; maintain septic systems and disinfect wells; test drinking water supplies; avoid health hazards; and connect with crisis services.
Also on Friday, Thurston County building inspectors will begin inspecting structures in flood affected areas. Information generated from the inspections will help the county request federal assistance.