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October 16, 2023

Flood Awareness Week Kicks Off

Flood Awareness Week officially kicked off today in Skagit County and will run through Friday, October 20, 2023. Flooding has been a serious concern to the Skagit County community since the late 1800s, with the threat of extreme flooding generally occurring in Skagit Valley between the months of October and March.

Measures have been taken throughout the years to reduce the risk of flood damage in the valley. As a part of these preventative measures, Skagit County Public Works and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) hold Flood Awareness Week each October to assess and implement ongoing flood preparedness. This week, DEM is offering a free webinar for community members to join and learn about flood preparedness for themselves and their families.

Tuesday, October 17

Flooding Preparedness Webinar from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting:
Phone: 1 253 205 0468 | Meeting ID: 810 7685 6492 | Passcode: 908637

“In the continued aftermath of flooding events in 2021, we urge community members to take precaution and be prepared,” said Ron Wesen, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “It is crucial to take a proactive role in your safety, and the safety of your loved ones.”
Check out www.skagitcounty.net/flood for these presentations and additional flood awareness week information including the County’s annual Flood Awareness & Safety Brochure.

Skagit County offers a variety of alert tools for residents as well. You can sign up for CodeRed Alerts, follow @SkagitGov on Twitter, or sign up for news releases to receive key emergency information before, during, and after an event.

For more information on flooding in the Skagit visit www.skagitcounty.net/flood or contact Skagit County Department of Emergency Management at (360) 416-1850.