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‘Be Flood Ready’ information available in multiple languages to help people in King County protect themselves from flooding


The 2022-2023 Be Flood Ready brochure is available to help everyone stay safe who lives, works, plays, or commutes through flood-prone areas. Available online in 23 languages, the safety information is provided by the King County Flood Control District and was mailed to everyone in the floodplain.


Being prepared is 22_flood_brochure_cover_webthe most effective way to protect yourself and your family from flooding. To help everyone who lives, works, plays, or commutes through the floodplain “Be Flood Ready,” the King County Flood Control District is providing important information on what to do before, during, and after high water. 

Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster in King County and there has already been severe flooding this fall. Even a small amount of flooding can put people’s safety at risk and incur thousands of dollars of damage. Floods can damage homes, businesses, critical infrastructure, and disrupt transportation and agriculture.

This year’s updated information includes:
Steps you can take to find out your flood risk
Recommended emergency supplies
How to sign up for flood alerts and stay informed
Expected flood impacts for the Cedar, Green, Snoqualmie, South Fork Skykomish, Tolt, and White rivers, and Issaquah Creek

In addition to being available online, King County mailed the brochure to people and businesses located in King County’s 100-year floodplain. The Federal Emergency Management Agency designates the 100-year floodplain as an area that has a 1% chance of flooding in any given year. More than 32,000 people live or work in King County’s floodplain.

The 2022-2023 Be Flood Ready brochure is available in the 23 languages so that this important information is accessible to everyone in King County.

Brochure translations
አማርኛ Amharic (4.5 MB pdf)
العَرَبِيةُ  Arabic (4.3 MB pdf)
ဗမာ  Burmese (4.5 MB pdf)
简体中文  Chinese - Simplified (2.0 MB, pdf)
繁體中文首頁  Chinese - Traditional (2.0 MB pdf)
فارسی Farsi (4.1 MB pdf)
हिन्दी Hindi (4.4 MB pdf)
Hmoob  Hmong (4.1 MB pdf)
日本語のホームページ Japanese (4.4 MB pdf)
ភាសាខ្មែរ Khmer (4.4 MB pdf)
한국어 홈페이지  Korean (4.3 MB pdf)
नेपाली  Nepali (X MB pdf)
Afaan Oromoo Oromo (4.1 MB pdf)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਹੋਮਪੇਜ Punjabi (4.4 MB pdf)
Русско Russian (4.3 MB pdf)
Gagana fa'a Sāmoa Samoan (4.1 MB pdf)
Soomali Somali (4.1 MB pdf)
Actualización Sobre Inundaciones  Spanish (4.0 MB pdf)
Pangunahing Pahina sa Tagalog Tagalog (4.2 MB pdf)
ትግርኛ Tigrigna (4.4 MB pdf)
українська мова Ukrainian (4.3 MB pdf)
Trang Chủ Tiếng Việt Vietnamese (4.1 MB pdf)

To learn more about how to prepare for flooding, and view all of the brochure translations, visit

Dan DeMay, King County Council, 206-263-3767
Saffa Bardaro, Water and Land Resources Division, 206-477-4610 

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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