Skagit County Annual Flood Awareness Week Kicks Off

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Flood Awareness Week has officially kicked off today in Skagit County and will run through October 14. Flooding has been of serious concern to the community of Skagit County since the late 1800s, with the threat of extreme flooding generally occurring in the Skagit Valley between the months of October and March.

Due to this concern, 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 multiple opportunities for community members to get involved and learn about flood preparedness for themselves and their families.

Two free webinars will be held this week:

Wednesday, October 12

Flooding Preparedness Webinar from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84715767379?pwd=UUI5VkZBQi9MYVNEcmZqYTdPSFczUT09

Phone#: 1 253 215 8782 | Meeting ID: 847 1576 7379 | Passcode: 675768

Thursday, October 13

Weather Spotter Training from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: In person -or- Virtual via Zoom

911 Building, 2911 College Way, Mount Vernon

Zoom Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84715767379?pwd=UUI5VkZBQi9MYVNEcmZqYTdPSFczUT09

Phone# 1 253 215 8782 | Meeting ID: 835 2054 0453 | Passcode: 685061

“In the aftermath of last year’s flooding events in November, we urge community members to take precaution and be prepared,” said Peter Browning, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “It is crucial to take an active role in your safety and the safety of your loved ones.”

Check out Skagit County 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 Skagit County Flood or contact Skagit County Department of Emergency Management at (360) 416-1850.