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Assessing flood damage, Town asks for state relief

 

January 11, 2023

Joyce Welch

ONCE IN A LIFETIME VIEW – That is water from the Swinomish Channel three feet high against the wall of the Welch's garage on South Fourth Street the morning of Dec. 27. Floodwaters turned Jean Wedin's garden behind her house, into a pond.

Spring has not come early to La Conner.

But spring cleaning has – out of necessity.

In the aftermath of severe flooding of the town's low-lying areas Dec. 27, residents have been clearing water-damaged items from their garages and homes and building owners and merchants have been removing soaked carpets and merchandise from their commercial properties.

Unlike routine spring-cleanups, this has not been a cathartic exercise. Frustrating is a more apt description.

That frustration could well linger until insurance coverage or state and federal relief arrives to aid those eligible for flo...



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