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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Mark J. Swartout, Community Rating System Coordinator, 360-709-3079

Thurston County Issues Annual Progress Report on Hazards Mitigation Plan

Thurston County has issued an annual report on the progress toward implementing the 21 Mitigation Initiatives in the county's 2009 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

This progress report is required as part of the Thurston County's recertification under the National Flood Insurance Community Rating System. The rating Thurston County received again this year allows property owners renewing or purchasing flood insurance on or after October 1, 2000, a 25% reduction in their insurance premium. The rating came as part of the county's reverification process with the federal government.

Progress Summary:

  • Eleven of the 21 Mitigation Initiatives have been completed
  • Six of the Mitigation Initiatives are being implemented during the county's Shoreline Management Program.
  • The remaining Mitigation Initiatives will be implemented when resources become available.

    The five-page progress report is available to the public by calling Mark Swartout at 360-709-3079 or e-mail swartom@co.thurston.wa.us



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3