With increased rainfall in King County during the fall and winter months, the risk of flooding in some parts of the county increases.
“Flooding is a big problem in King County,” said Ken Zweig, Program Manager for River and Floodplain Management at Water and Land Resources Division. “Since 1990 we’ve had 12 presidentially declared disasters in this county. Historically the biggest floods have happened in the late fall and winter months.”
The employees of King County’s Flood Warning Program work to educate and prepare residents who live in flood-prone areas about what to do in the event of a flood. They also activate the Flood Warning Center during periods of potential flooding to ensure residents have the information they need to make the right decisions to protect themselves and their property.