County will host two workshops Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 about preparing for winter flood season

| September 06, 2016

County will host two workshops Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 about preparing for winter flood season
Clackamas County is sponsoring two free workshops this fall: A Flood of Information 2016: Preparing for Winter Along the Rivers. The two workshops are free for county residents and anyone interested in learning more about preparing for flooding in their community. They will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Resort at the Mountain, Lolo Pass Room in Welches; and Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. “This is a great opportunity for county residents concerned about flooding and securing their homes or property during the winter,” said Nancy Bush, director of Clackamas County Disaster Management. “The county and our partners will share some great resources and answer questions to help people plan ahead. We want people to know how to protect themselves.”

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