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City of Spokane Valley, WA
Things returning to normal after storm

11/27/2015

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

The city of Spokane Valley continues to work with the Spokane County Department of Emergency Management and member organizations on response and recovery from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
Spokane Valley Public Works crews have removed all reported blockages from downed trees in the public roadway. No new reports have been received.
Crews will be returning to some areas to do further clearing of the roadsides where needed.
There are many downed trees in Spokane Valley parks. Parks officials say to warn children and others of the danger of climbing on downed trees. They also ask residents to stay out of the parks until downed trees have been removed.
All traffic signals are back in full service as of Tuesday afternoon.
Call 2-1-1 for windstorm recovery information and resources.
The Red Cross Shelter at Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church at 15618 E. Broadway, just east of Sullivan, still has capacity for those who are in areas where power is still out. There are beds, food, power to charge mobile devices, and the church welcomes people with pets.
Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main, is also open regular hours and welcomes community members to warm up, charge mobile devices or to check out a book. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.
Community members are encouraged to report trees or debris in Spokane Valley roadways or downed/missing traffic signs/signals at 921-1000 or, if an immediate hazard, at 9-1-1.
Volunteers are needed to help check on community members in areas without power and to share information on resources. Call 2-1-1 to volunteer, or contact Volunteer Spokane at 509-838-6581 or e-mail volunteer@unitedwayspokane.org.
For nonemergency windstorm-related information and assistance that may be available, call 2-1-1 or toll-free 1-866-904-9060.
The Spokane Valley University Road Transfer Station has brought on extra staffing to accommodate increased need for handling yard waste/clean green. The station will accept all sizes of storm-downed branches and debris at the usual rates, $10 minimum per visit for up to 400 pounds, $50 per ton. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days per week.
Spokane Valley's Community and Economic Development inspectors are canvassing the community to identify damage associated with the windstorm.
The permit center will be assisting the community in applying for informational permits that may be required as part of property owners' insurance claims. These informational-only permits will not be assessed a fee, and subsequent inspections will be performed by the building inspectors.
In situations when emergency repairs do not allow for advance application for the required building permits, community members may apply for the needed permits within the next business day after repairs are made.
Updates and reporting information for city of Spokane Valley response are available at spokanevalley.org by selecting the “News” icon at the bottom of the home page, or by calling 921-1000.

 

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