Heavy rain leads to river and urban flooding

Heavy rain has fallen across King County today, melting much of the snowfall from earlier this week. Several area rivers, including the White and Tolt rivers, could exceed flood stage as rainfall and snowmelt flow into the drainage basin.

In addition, urban street flooding has been reported in many areas of King County. If you see a roadway covered with water, do not drive through it. Turn around, and find an alternate route. To help reduce street flooding, make sure storm drains in your neighborhood are clear of fallen leaves and other debris.

Monitor the latest forecasts, and visit the King County Flood Warning Center’s website for information about river flooding.

For this information and other updates, visit KC Emergency News.