Q: As the county's appointed incident commander, what was your role in the recent flood event?
A: As incident commander, I was tasked with coordinating the efforts to prepare for the event. I was very in tune with the flood predictions as they were evolving and used that and flood predicting models to see what
Q: In the days that led up to the
A: Having been heavily involved in the flood of 2008, I was aware of what the potential was for each county operation and facility. The most crucial actions were to protect the public, our employees and our infrastructure. There are a number of actions that took place from road and park closures, to the
Q: How would you describe
Q: What have you and others with the county been up to since the river crested?
A: Most of our departments and functions have return to life as it was before the flood. Departments still working on the recovery include Finance and Budget, Facilities, Conservation, Secondary Roads and the
Q: Looking back, how would you describe the countywide response to the 2016 flood?
A: I've described this event to
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