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King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Snoqualmie River subsides

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The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, following a brief activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.

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The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, following a brief activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.Flood Control Zone District Logo
 
The Flood Warning Center opened at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, in response to minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River. The river reached a Phase II flood alert level, but decreasing rain and cooler temperatures helped reduce flows, and the flood threat has passed.

Flood Warning Center workers 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 kingcounty.gov/flood.
 
King County offers free access to KC Flood Alerts, an automated system that allows subscribers to receive customized alerts of potential flooding for any or all of King County’s six major river systems.
 
Immediate notifications about pending high water are sent to email, smart phone text or voicemail, providing subscribers with the maximum amount of warning about potential high water.
 
Find the KC Flood Alerts link at kingcounty.gov/flood. This website is a valuable preparedness resource, with all of the latest information about river levels and road conditions, plus weather reports and other critical links.

Updated information on flooding is also posted on the King County website at kingcounty.gov.
 
During river flooding events, the King County Flood Warning Center serves as a clearinghouse for information on flood conditions, operating a recorded message center with continuous updates of river gage readings and flood phases and other related information. Reach the Flood Warning Center at 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263. Interpreter assistance in multiple languages is available.
 
Questions or assistance with flooding on smaller streams or urban drainage problems can be called in to 206-296-1900 during business hours, or 206-296-8100 after hours or on weekends.
 
Problems on County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.
 
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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 kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.