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February 28, 2022

Flood forecast downgraded; minimal adverse impacts expected

This afternoon, the National Weather Service and Northwest River Forecast Center downgraded tomorrow’s predicted flood crest. The crest is now expected to be 27.82 feet in Concrete at roughly 4 p.m. tomorrow, and 27.38 feet in Mount Vernon at roughly 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 2. the Samish River is forecasted to crest at 8.17 feet at approximately 10 p.m. today.

At this height, some water over roadways is expected particularly in low-lying areas including Swan Road, Francis Road, Sterling Road, Cabin Creek Road, Whitmarsh Road (in Burlington), Martin Road (Rockport) and potentially Cape Horn. Practice “Turn Around-Don’t Drown” and do not drive through water over the roadway. It can be deeper and faster moving than anticipated and presents a risk to drivers.

For more emergency information, sign up for the emergency information listserv, CodeRed Alerts or follow Skagit County on Twitter @SkagitGov. The River Level Hotline (360-416-1404) and www.skagitcounty.net/flood are updated frequently during events with current conditions and can be resources for information as well.