Tukwila, like many communities in King County, are located along a major river system. Combinations of heavy rain, melting snow, or other severe storm threats can make living in a flood plain dangerous.
Tukwila residents and businesses need to be aware of the risks of flooding.
- Follow these links for more tips and info on flooding and dam failure.
- Learn the safest route from your home or business to higher ground.
- Think about where you’ll go if you have to leave your home because of flooding.
- Teach everyone in your home how, where, and when to turn off utilities.
- Review your flood insurance policy. If you don’t have a policy, consider one. Contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov
- Follow the King County Flood Warnings Page
- Sign up to receive Flood Alerts
During a Flood –What to do
- Monitor local media and NOAA Weather Radio for information and emergency instructions.
- Have your emergency kit ready to go if told to evacuate.
- If you are told to evacuate, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Do not delay or refuse to leave. You could be jeopardizing your safety, the safety of first responders, and hinder rescue efforts.
- Move your furniture, valuables, and chemicals to higher levels of your home.
During a Flood –What NOT to do
- Do not drive around barricades –they are for your safety.
- Most cars can be carried away by two feet of moving water. NEVER drive through a flooded area.
- DO NOT walk or wade through flood waters.