| Sep 14, 2009
| 11:00 AM
It's an ongoing problem and King County Executive Kurt Triplett wants to stop it before it gets worse. The Green River Valley is threatened to be flooded because of the damage to the Howard Hanson Dam.
Triplett is asking for $40 Million to prepare for...
| Sep 16, 2009
Do we have enough body bags? That's just one of the tough questions the King County Council is asking in preparation for what could be massive flooding this winter.
The council met with state emergency managers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
| Sep 21, 2009
Emergency managers plan to start working this week on a Green River levee in Auburn.
They want to add height onto an 800-foot section of the levee that is one of the low spots on the river.
Officials say flooding is likely through Kent, Renton, Auburn...
| Sep 28, 2009
Efforts to prevent flooding in the Green River Valley are beefing-up.
The Army Corps of Engineers is buying 400-thousand sandbags along with other flood-fighting materials.
Auburn, Kent, Renton and other spots along the Green River are likely to flood...
| Oct 3, 2009
One thing that everybody at Saturday's public meeting on Green River Valley flood preparation agreed on: the Howard Hanson Dam was not meant to last 50 years.
The Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Kent, and King County held the first of two...
| Oct 5, 2009
An Army Corps Of Engineers spokesperson updated the King County Council Monday on repairs underway at the Howard Hanson Dam. Col. Anthony Wright now says there is a one-in-four chance there will be "catastrophic flooding" this fall. That's better than his...
| Oct 5, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Sand bags are being distributed Monday in an effort to stop water flowing into flood-prone areas.
'Super Sacks' are being moved into Kent. Super Sacks are the heavy sand bags that takes a fork lift to move.
The sand bags are being distributed to Auburn,...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 9:35 PM
A rush to get ready in the Green River Valley.
While the Army Corps Of Engineers works feverishly to shore up the Howard Hanson Dam, everyone down stream is preparing for a possible wall of water.
In an effort to help prevent flooding in the Green River...
| Oct 12, 2009
Several King County agencies outlined evacuation plans Monday for a major flood if the weakened Howard Hanson Dam and reservoir has to release water into the Green River this winter.
Heather Kelly of the county Office of Emergency Management says up to...
| Oct 15, 2009
The Pediatric Interim Care Center is temporarily moving to Federal Way in case the Kent Valley floods.
The center helps babies that are going through withdrawal from cocaine, meth, heroin and other drugs.
If a flash flood occurs before the Federal Way...
| Oct 16, 2009
Heavy rain Friday and Saturday will cause rivers to rise, but homes and businesses near the Green River and the Howard Hanson Dam are expected to be safe.
Forecasters say the rain will come in two systems - Friday afternoon and evening, and then Saturday...