Rainier Manor house flooded from 2006!

Rainier Manor residents flooded again!

This small neighborhood of 55+ old residents in Sumner have been hit with THREE floods since mid 90's. Two of these floods occured in the past two+ years. This is hard on anyone, but this is a community of our elderly who have been led to believe by local government that a flood wall would be erected after the November 2006 flood. Unfortunately, that never happened, as the grants did not come through. Now in these tough economic times, I don't know how these folks are going to overcome another flood. It took over a year to bring some normalcy to the neighborhood last time. My own mother, Rita Trotman and her life partner, Kenny Shepherd have been through the floods in Rainier Manor. Kenny has been through all three. These folks are resilient, but I don't know if they can muster the strength this time around. I call for the City of Sumner, Pierce County, State of Washington and the federal government to condemn this neighborhood and get these folks into safer living conditions. The property could easily be converted into a community park, or something less risky than housing for our seniors.

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