Flood Season Has Arrived: Know Your Risks Our beautiful Pacific Northwest region is susceptible to flooding, especially this time of year. Here are some simple ways you can protect yourself and be prepared:
When roads are flooded, turn around, don't drown. Did you know that just six inches of flood water can cause thousands of dollars in damage, 12 inches is enough to float and carry away a small vehicle and 18 to 24 inches of rushing water can be enough to float and carry away a full size pickup truck or SUV? Click here to learn more about up to date road closures in your area and to find safe, alternate routes.
Purchasing flood insurance provides financial protection for the cost of repairs due to flood damage. Standard insurance policies do not cover flooding. Click here to learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program.
Wireless Emergency Alerts can warn you about flooding or dam failures. A flood watch means that floods are possible. A flood warning indicates a flood will occur soon and you should move to higher ground. Sign up here to receive emergency alerts from AlertSense.
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Mission Statement
The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management in partnership with the whole community to lessen the impact of disasters on people, property, the environment, and the economy.
Improving lives through innovative and passionate service.
Equitable – Impartially serving all communities
Dedicated – Committed to fulfilling our obligations
Integrity – Responsible stewards of public trust, resources, and funds
Teamwork – Staff support each other in meeting our mission
Collaborative – Seeking partnerships across the whole community for mutual benefit
Creative – Innovative thinkers finding new solutions
Proactive – Anticipating needs and actions
Professional – Trustworthy, ethical, respectful, with a sense of duty to serve
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management 720 80th St. S.W. Bldg A Everett, WA 98203 Email