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Are you prepared for Flooding?
Author: peterabbarno
September 9, 2019

Catastrophic flooding is one of the most important issues facing our region. Past floods have cost our community personally and financially. The threat of future catastrophic flooding is holding our community back from reaching its full Potential. Do you have a plan for your business and family?

While long-term large projects and solutions are being discussed, many smaller local projects throughout the Chehalis Basin have been completed, are in the process of completion, and being planned for construction with the purpose of reducing flooding on small and large scales. Those small projects are still moving forward, like China Creek in Centralia and Airport Levee in Chehalis.

In addition to large scale flooding, localized flooding is increasingly problematic; especially early in the year when leaf and grass debris is on the ground and in our streets.

Are you Flood Ready?

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Localized Flooding

One major cause of localized street flooding are leaves. Please don’t block storm drains by raking leaves into the street. Proper disposal of leaf and lawn debris helps prevent street flooding, along with preventing major blockages within the storm lines, which can cause street flooding and costly repairs.

The City annually provides a limited number of free yard waste containers for leaves at your request, while supplies last. Stay Tuned for more information about the program this Fall. Please call 360-330-7512 to sign up for this program and find the dates of participation.

Localized Flooding in Edison District, Centralia

Flood Information from the City and County!

Do you need updated flood information, river heights, and road closures?

For information visit, the City of Centralia or Lewis County Emergency Management.

Elect Peter Abbarno

Since being elected to the Centralia City Council, I have continue to support large and small flood mitigation projects in Centralia and throughout the Chehalis Basin. Localized flooding is common. Catastrophic flooding is becoming more common. The need to support a long-term comprehensive approach is vital to help our community reach its full potential.

Consider supporting my campaign for re-election at and learn more about the issues important to my family and our community.