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Ecology soliciting applications for local flood hazard planning grants


December 15, 2022

OLYMPIA—The costs associated with flooding exceed all other natural hazards in Washington state. Each year, there is a better than 80% chance that ten or more flood events will occur, and the frequency of floods will increase as the climate changes.

The Washington Legislature established the state Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) in 1984 to help local and Tribal governments plan for and reduce their flood risks.

“We know preparing for and avoiding flood damages is particularly important because storms are increasing in strength and frequency while sea levels are rising,...

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