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Floods

Washington is among the most flood-prone states west of the Mississippi River. In Washington, the costs of flood damages exceed the cost of all other natural hazards.

EMERGENCY FLOOD INFORMATION

>> See current flood alerts (weather.gov)

County governments lead flood response in Washington

In Washington, county governments are responsible for leading the response to flood incidents.

For the latest news on how to get assistance regarding a flood event, please go to the State Emergency Management Division's website or contact your Local Emergency Management office.

OTHER EMERGENCY RESOURCES

What Ecology does | Access Washington Flood Emergency | Emergency contact information by county | Staying safe in bad weather (DOH) | Washington Disaster News | How do I report a landslide? (DNR) | Road closures and travel alerts (DOT)

WEATHER/RIVER FORECASTS

National Weather Service: Western / Central / Eastern | Northwest River Forecast Center

PREPARATION AND RECOVERY

Flood Plain Management | What to do before, during, and after a flood | National Flood Insurance Program | Be Ready for a Flood - Manage Your Hazardous Materials

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

FEMA Information - Ready.gov | Federal Agricultural Disaster Assistance (WSDA) | Washington State digital flood data | Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) Grants | Are you in a flood zone?

FLOODSMART.GOV

The Official Site of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program

ARE YOU IN A FLOOD?

Prepare to prevent pollution during flooding and winter storms

MANAGE YOUR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Be ready for a flood! Tips for households and businesses.

DAM SAFETY

Ecology regulates many non-power generating dams

STAYING SAFE IN BAD WEATHER

Department of Health's fact sheets to help you prepare for the possible hazards of bad weather

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (UST)

Evaluating Your Underground Storage Tank System Before Restart (Korean)