Flood Resources

The flood resources below provide a collection of links to useful tools that will assist you in preparing your own plan, evacuation route(s), and/or emergency kits in the event of a flood.

Cedar River Trail Emergency Repair Work – February 2020

Before the Flood

You can do your part by knowing the risk of of flooding in your area, sign up for flood alerts, and prepare for evacuation when necessary.

  • Read the Flood Control District’s annual Be Flood Ready Brochure. It has great information on flood preparation, provides river flood phase information, and is interpreted in over 20 languages.
  • Check out the Flood Risk Map to see if you are located within a floodplain.
  • Consider purchasing Flood Insurance. Most homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover damage caused by flooding, so ask about flood insurance coverage.
  • Sign up for free automated Flood Alerts via e-mail, text, or voice messaging to receive alerts on the river(s) that impact you.
  • Sandbags are a simple, yet effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage. Sandbag materials are free to King County residents.
  • Learn how to build, maintain, and store a disaster supply kit.
  • Explain flood dangers to younger family members. Public Health – Seattle & King County have great resources to help explain disasters and emergencies including Disaster Buddies coloring book and In Deep Water, a Survivor Tales comic book.
  • Flooding can impact everyone. Make It Through has resources and helpful checklists for hearing challenges, mobility challenges, people with disabilities, special medical needs, visually impaired, and service animals.

Water is Powerful. Turn Around, Don’t Drown

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fast-moving flood water can sweep a person off their feet
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water can move most cars off the road
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rushing water can carry away most vehicles

During the Flood

Additional Flood Resources