Point No Point County Park and the surrounding area in Hansville is experiencing flooding due to a combination of heavy rains and a 'King Tide'. The storm surge overtopped and damaged the beach berm located north of Point No Point near the lighthouse, allowing tidewater to flow across Point No Point Road. Point No Point Park and NE Point No Point Road between Hansville and Hillview is closed. Kitsap County Public Works and Parks crews have been onsite assessing the damage.
Public Works, County Parks, and the County's Department of Emergency Management (DEM) are working together to develop a plan to repair the beach berm in the park. DEM will investigate eligible relief programs with Washington State Department of Emergency Management. The Red Cross is offering shelter and cleaning kits to impacted residents. Find more information on resources at kitsapdem.com.
"The required repair work can only be done at low tide making this repair difficult. It may take a few days to complete," according to Dave Tucker, Assistant Director at Public Works. "We're focusing on minimizing damage, and restoring the berm as quickly as possible," Tucker added. Work near water requires permits from Washington Department of Fishing and Wildlife. Jan Glarum (Acting Director of DEM) has issued a Directors Proclamation of Emergency. That declaration is needed to obtain the permits needed to perform repairs.
For Parks information contact Charles Cuzzetto (360-337-5350 or CCuzzetto@kitsap.gov), for Department of Emergency Management services call Dave Rasmussen (360.307.5871 or DRasmussen@kitsap.gov), and for Public Works information, call Dave Tucker (360.337.5777 or DTucker@kitsap.gov).
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