King County's Flood Damage Information
Local residents recovering from the last two weeks of snow and ice were also faced with severe flooding last week, resulting in widespread property and road damage.
Residents hit hard finanicially may have some relief. Cleaning up and assessing the damage during this week of balmy, sunny weather with temperatures as high as 50 to 60 degrees may help make that task more comfortable.
King County needs to know how much damage has occurred during this flood event in order to determine if disaster assistance may be available. Report home, property, and business damage as soon as possible to King County's Damage Information Line Operators at (206) 205-5355 or 1-800-523-5044.
Operators will be able to provide answers to some basic clean-up questions and refer the callers to other services. Operators will be on duty all week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Callers will reach a recorder at other hours.
Flood Emergency Numbers include:
Free Disposal of Flood Debris
- Emergency Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Services, 911
- King County Office of Emergency Management, 206-296-3830
- Solid Waste Division/Flood Debris Disposal Information, 206-296-6540
- Flood Warning Center, 206-296-4535
- King County Roads, 206-296-8100
- National Flood Insurance Programs at FEMA (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), 206-487-4678
- American Red Cross (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), 206-323-2345
King County Solid Waste Division will offer free disposal of flood-related debris at all King County Solid Wast facilities through at least February 25, 1996. No household hazardous waste or appliances containing coolant are allowed. Other restrictions also apply. King County Solid Waste Facilities do not include the City of Seattle's North or South Transfer Sations.
The following closest stations are available:
- Houghton Transfer Station, 11724 NE 60th, Kirkland
- Cedar Falls Drop Box, 16925 Cedar Falls Road SE, North Bend
- Factoria Transfer Station, 13800 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue
- Renton Transfer Station, 3021 NE 4th Street, Renton
- First NE Transfer Station, 2300 NE 165th, Shoreline