Hoquiam continuing to monitor flooding

The City of Hoquiam did not activate their Emergency Operations Center yesterday.

The city says they conducted Forward Operating Command from the river dike behind the Humdinger Restaurant along Lincoln Street.

That was face to face coordination between police, fire, public works and WSDOT.  The GH County Emergency Coordination Center was updated and advised of the city’s status during the event.

They say patrol officers, detectives, administrative officers and animal control were diverted to assist during this event.  Public Works crews were dispatched to close roads and make sure storm water pump stations operated at full capacity.

The Hoquiam Fire Department made tentative arrangements with a local church and the American Red Cross to establish an emergency shelter should it become necessary.

The city will continue to monitor local flooding and coordinate with the GH County Department of Emergency Management to assess any potential future localized, river or harbor flooding, to include the possible influence of tidal action or anticipated storm-surge.

Citizens who need sandbags should go to the public works shop located behind City Hall.

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