With flooding in the Puget Sound region predicted, motorists should be especially careful and avoid flood warning areas. The large majority of deaths during flash flooding is due to people driving through flooded areas; only two feet of water can sweep most vehicles away. Driving in even one foot of water can float most passenger cars.
- Flood Watch
- Flooding is possible. Check the NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.
- Flash Flood Watch
- Flash flooding is possible. Avoid driving in flood areas.
- Flood Warning
- An area is flooding. Evacuate immediately and do not drive in a flood warning area.
- Flash Flood Warning
- A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot. Do not drive as your car may be swept away.
-Information from FEMA
On-Line Flood Resources for Drivers
- National Weather Service Forecast Office in Seattle Washington:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service Watches and Advisories for Washington State:
- Washington State Department of Transportation:
- FEMA Flood Information:
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