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Posted on: November 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Wet Weather: Flood Preparedness


With heavy rain in the area, now is the time to take steps to prepare for wet weather and potential flooding.


See if you are in a flood-prone area based on previous experience (talk to your neighbors) or check our floodplain
 Become familiar with the Issaquah Flood Warning System

If the City were to reach asignificant flood phase, information will be posted via social
, radio station 1700 AM and our website.

Review what you need to do before, during and after a flood. Make sure all family members know theemergency phone numbers. Learn the safest route from your home or business to
safe, high ground. Set up your own neighborhood notification network. Keep a portableradio, emergency cooking equipment, flashlights, fresh batteries,
non-perishable food and drinking water on hand.

Work with Neighbors

Work with neighborsand share information on preparedness and previous experiences.

Prepare to Minimize Damage

Store valuables at a higher elevation (second story if possible). Store household chemicals above flood levels. Ensure that underground storage tanks are fully secure. Install flood drain plugs and septic backflow valves to prevent backflow of water into your home.

Purchase flood
insurance to protect your structure and possessions from flood damage losses.Homeowners insurance typically doesn't cover flood loss.

If your home has a history of flooding, be prepared to place sandbags around your home. If needed, request free sand and bags from the City
of Issaquah. For more information, call 425-837-3470. 
Consider long-termmeasures to reduce flooding impacts, such as flood-proofing and elevating your

Prevent Flooding

To prevent any localized flooding, residents can helpout by keeping the storm drains near their homes clear of debris and

For larger storm water issues, call the City ofIssaquah’s Public Works Operations Department at 425-837-3470. 

Learn More

To learn more about Issaquah's flood warning system and ways to prepare, go to and review the updated 2022 Flood Document.

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