To help local governments implement their local floodplain management programs, Ecology offers the following services:
Floodplain specialists at Ecology’s headquarters in Lacey and in its regional offices in Bellevue, Lacey, Spokane and Yakima work closely with local, state, and federal officials to assess flood damage.
When flood disasters are declared, flood plain specialists join forces with state and federal emergency management agencies at joint disaster field offices across the state to collect damage and flood information – and recommend where flood-response equipment and materials should be placed.
Flood plain specialists also work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local emergency management officials to assess flood maps, storm damage, and flood control structures such as dikes and levees to help prepare requests for federal and state flood disaster assistance.
Ecology flood plain specialists conduct damage assessments by land and by air after a flood.
For more information, please see the fact sheet about Ecology's Flood Plain Management activities and support.
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