Flood preparation awareness week

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WENATCHEE,WA.-In observance of National Flood Preparation Awareness Week NCWLIFE News received a status report on what to expect in Chelan County this spring. The mountain snowmelt is starting but there are no reports of flooding so far this early in the season. But, Assistant Public Works Director, Josh Patrick says he anticipates possible problems in areas that have seen water damage in the past. . .

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Patrick says the County has completed and is planning for more flood control work in the Number One canyon area. Commissioners are also implementing seasonal weight restrictions on some rural roads to prevent damage.

The forecast calls for a gradual warming of temperatures over the course of this week which is good news in terms of flood risk.

More information is available on the County’s website.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.