Time To Think About Flooding (Yes, Even In Everett)

November 27, 2020

Everett

Rotary boat launch

Rotary Park and Boat Launch have closed multiple times due to flooding over the past few years.

With the forecast calling for this to be a La Niña year, meaning a wetter than normal winter (and given the way 2020 has gone so far), it may be a good idea to check if you are in a flood area within Everett, Washington.

In addition to parts of the Snohomish River valley, urban areas in Everett can also experience flooding. Here’s a timely guide and more information from Snohomish County Public Works.

With the rainy season underway, Snohomish County Public Works has mailed more than 8,000 copies of its “Flood Safety in Snohomish County” pamphlet to residents who live in or near 100-year-floodplains. The Flood Safety guide is also available online and additional resources are available here.

Most significant floods occur in fall and winter and this 16-page pamphlet provides current resources and helpful information on avoiding, preparing for, and coping with floods. It includes historical flood information, natural benefits of floods, how to research your property’s flood risk, protecting your home, and flood recovery tips. Hang on to the guide, as there is a list of emergency contacts on the back, for reference.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service is predicting a La Niña year, meaning a wetter than normal winter.



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