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King County Flood Warning Center closes as river flows recede, but workers will monitor forecasts, conditions

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The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, as the threat of minor flooding from heavy rainfall eased along the Snoqualmie River. With weather forecasts calling for additional rainfall in the coming days, Flood Warning Center employees will continue to monitor river conditions to ensure continued public safety.

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The King County Flood Warning Center closed atrsz_kcfcd_21 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, after operating overnight to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River. 

The Flood Warning Center opened at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, as heavy rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood phase. Flood Warning Center employees will continue to monitor river conditions and updated weather forecasts, as more rainfall is expected over the next several days.

During river flooding events, King County serves as a clearinghouse for information on flood conditions, operating a recorded message center with continuous updates of river gauge 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.
 
King County offers everyone 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 seven major river systems.

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.

Questions or assistance with flooding on smaller streams or urban drainage problems can be called in to 206-477-4811 during business hours, or 206-477-8100 after hours or on weekends.

Problems on County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-477-8100 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.