Flooding in Puget Sound – Motorist Resources

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 Terms

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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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