On Nov. 11 and 12, the city of Sultan was threatened by floodwaters from the Skykomish and Sultan rivers. A large number of volunteers from the Sky Valley and surrounding areas helped fill and place sandbags to protect Sultan’s downtown businesses and residences.
More than 100 Sultan High School students worked together in the pouring rain, filling and placing sandbags along Main Street as fast as Jim Barns from the Sultan Public Works Department was able to deliver the bags to downtown.
Many individuals brought homemade food, hot chocolate and cookies to help feed the volunteers as they worked.
The City Council, city staff and I would like to thank all of the volunteers, including the volunteer firefighters and paid staff members of Snohomish County Fire District 5, the Sultan Police Department, Sultan Public Works Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The unprecedented coordination and cooperation caused many people who have experienced flooding conditions before to report this was the best organized response the Sultan community has ever put together.
The City Council and I want to honor the work and thank all of Sultan’s many volunteers for what they’ve done in 2008. Together we continue to make Sultan not just a town, but a community.
Mayor Carolyn Eslick