According to King County Flood Control, this week marked the fourth flooding event in six weeks, a good reminder that we the rainy season is upon us in South King County, Washington. To help you get through the winter ahead, here are some resources to help you to be prepared and to stay safe and warm.

(Last updated 8:20 a.m., 12/10/15)

Traffic, transportation and road alerts

Flood Warning Center (24-7): 206-296-8200 or 800-945-9263
[Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.]

Kent Traffic Cameras

King County flood warnings & alerts

King County Metro

King County road closures and restrictions

Sound Transit Rider Alerts

WSDOT traffic alertsWSDOT travel alerts


American Red Cross emergency preparedness

Flood services, information and preparedness

King County emergency management

Landslide preparedness

PSE disaster planning

Public health emergency preparedness

Washington Dept. of Health emergency preparedness

Washington Emergency Management

Power outages outages, electric safety, natural gas safety

School information

Enumclaw School District

Kent School District

Renton School District

Tahoma School District






Weather Channel – Seattle

Twitter and Facebook accounts to follow

Many of these resources make regular, real-time updates on Twitter:

American Red Cross Northwest (Twitter)

City of Auburn (Twitter)

City of Covington (Facebook)

City of Covington (Twitter)

City of Kent (Facebook)

City of Kent (Twitter)

City of Renton (Twitter) (Facebook)

iLoveKentWA (Twitter)

Kent School District (Twitter)

Kent Traffic Information Radio 1650 AM

King County Road Services (Twitter)

KING5TracyT (traffic) (Twitter)

PSE (Twitter)

Renton School District (Twitter)

Seattle Dept. of Transportation (Twitter)

Tahoma School District (Twitter)

Washington Emergency Management

WSDOT (Facebook)

WSDOT Ferries (Twitter)

WSDOT Traffic (Twitter)


C-Town Pulse, City of Covington

City of Auburn

City of Covington

City of Black Diamond

City of Enumclaw

City of Kent

City of Kent Emergency Management

City of Maple Valley

City of Renton

Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter

Kent Reporter

Kent Traffic Cameras





Pierce County Emergency Alerts

Seattle Times

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Dana Neuts

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