As a peninsula without a river, flooding in Kitsap County is most commonly triggered by King Tides and winter storm conditions. Neighboring counties, however, often experience river flooding in the early spring with a combination of heavy rains and melting mountain snow. It’s important to remember that flooding is the most common disaster for Washington state, and to know how to stay safe when flooding impacts our region. Remember never to drive into a flooded area as it may be deeper than it appears and 12 inches of fast moving water can carry away a small car.
- Flood Safety terms: Watch=floods are possible. Warnings= will occur soon, move to higher ground.
- Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Sign-up for local alerts & warnings now before a flood impacts you.
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- Wireless Emergency Alerts on your cell phone can warn you about flash flooding. Take action if you receive an alert.
- Learn more about the threat of floods in Kitsap County.