Release Date and Time:

04-06-2013 08:17:00 AM

 
 
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, following a brief opening to monitor minor flood conditions on the Snoqualmie River.

The Flood Warning Center opened at 7:30 p.m. Friday following a day of steady rainfall that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.

While the Flood Warning Center is now closed, King County staff will continue to monitor stream gages and weather reports, and will provide updated information on river conditions as necessary. Real-time river level information is available online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/flood.

Updated information on flooding will also be posted on the King County website at www.kingcounty.gov, and via RPIN, the area’s regional emergency information website at http://www.rpin.org. A recorded flood-information hotline is also updated each hour for citizens wanting information in flood areas. The number is 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263.

Citizens who need help interpreting flood information should call 206-296-4535 or 1-800-768-7932. Problems on County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.

An automated flood alert system is now available and provides real-time warning of potential high water on more than a half-dozen rivers. King County residents and business owners can sign up to receive King County Flood Alerts by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/flood, or by calling 206-263-3400 during regular business hours to register by phone. Messages of potential high flows on any of King County’s major river systems can be sent by phone, text or email.

The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County.  The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at http://www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org/.

 

Source:  RPIN (Regional Public Information Network)

Republished:  4/6/13 1215 Hrs PST