December 1, 2021
The Skagit River is expected to crest in Concrete at 28.26 feet tomorrow, December 2 at 4 a.m. It will then crest in Mount Vernon tomorrow, December 2, at 28.32 feet around 4pm. The Samish river appears to be receding at this time.
At these river levels, we do not expect to see widespread impacts from mainstem flooding. However, high soil saturation and continued rain in the forecast means that localized flooding in smaller creeks, streams and ditches is likely. High soil saturation also increases risk for landslides and dike and levee issues. Read the County’s statement on landslide risk here, and the Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service on landslides here.
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.
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 event 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 DEM@co.skagit.wa.us
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.
Flood Debris disposal for County Residents. The Skagit County Transfer Station located at 14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 continues to accept flood debris from Skagit County residents at no cost. The site is open Monday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will continue to offer this service as long as there is an identified need. Call 360-416-1570 for more information.
The Sauk Transfer Station located at 50796 State Route 20, Concrete, WA 98237 can also accept flood debris on a limited basis. The Sauk Transfer Station is open Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call 360-853-8810 for more information.