Sophia Hitsky Fay Lim
Communications Specialist Communications Supervisor
The best time to prepare for a flood is before a flood.
EVERETT, Wash., November 12th, 2021 – Fall weather is definitely here with rain in the forecast which also brings the consequential risk of flooding. To be ready, Snohomish County is reminding residents of various resources that can be referenced before, during, and after a flood event. Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management (SWM) Division, Public Works (PW), the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and Planning and Development Services (PDS) all provide information and tools related to flood response and recovery. These resources are equipped with flood risk information, real-time flood updates, as well as precautionary steps to take to protect your loved ones and home from flooding.
Resources Provided by Conservation and Natural Resources’ Surface Water Management (SWM) division:
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
Visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks or follow the department on Facebook and Twitter for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.