November 30, 2021
All rivers that are monitored (Skagit, Samish, Sauk) in the Skagit basin have crested and are receding as of November 30, 2021. The Skagit did not hit major flood stage, and we did not see widespread impacts from mainstem flooding. Another atmospheric river is expected to affect Skagit weather over the next 24-72 hours, but we do not anticipate area rivers hitting flood stage during this weather event.
Increased risk for landslides. Given high soil saturation levels, there is an increased risk of landslides particularly around South Skagit Highway and Concrete Sauk Valley Road. Individuals are advised to avoid the area if possible. Those who live in the area should be prepared for a landslide to cut off road access. Landslide threat is not imminent. The National Weather Service previously issued a special weather statement on increased landslide risk in Western Washington, which you can read in full here.
Water over roadways. There continues to be water over numerous roadways in Skagit County. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND ROAD CLOSED SIGNS. For a list of county road closures, visit www.skagitcounty.net/reporting/roadclose. For a list of Washington State Department of Transportation Road Closures, visit https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map/ respectively.
Recording Damages: The due date for reporting damage to the Department of Emergency Management has been extended to December 17, 2021. All forms for November 14-16 and November 28 & 29 flood events must be submitted by this date.
The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is collecting information from Skagit County residents and businesses on damage, including losses, suffered during the flooding events of November 2021. If your Skagit County home or business sustained damage as a result of this or the past flooding event, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as you begin to clean up. Even if you have suffered only minor damage and do not expect to need assistance, please submit a report. Damage sustained under the November 14- 16 event and November 28 & 29 events should be reported separately. Please submit separate forms for each flood event. You can submit using DEM’s online submission forms. Click here for English, and here for Spanish. Paper copies are also available outside of the Skagit Emergency Response building at 2911 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 for those who need. They can be scanned and submitted to DEM at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, call 360-416-1850.
If you are a service provider and would like paper copies for your clients, please email email@example.com and we will provide them to you.
Stay Connected. For more emergency information as this event progresses, 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.