King County offers new free flood app
November 5, 2013
King County has released a new King County Flood Warning app, to help safeguard people and their property by providing real-time flooding information for the Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Tolt, Raging, Cedar, Green and White rivers, and Issaquah Creek.
The first app to be developed and released by King County, the Flood Warning app provides the most-recent critical flood data from U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service – Northwest River Forecast Center.
Users can see current river flows, flood stage data and forecasts, plus real-time flood phases, while hydrographs make it easy to see several days of river data and forecasts.
Development of the app was funded by the King County Flood Control District. Download the free app for Apple products at the Apple App store, or for Android at the Google Play store.
King County also offers free automated flood alerts that allow subscribers to receive customized alerts of potential flooding for any or all of King County’s six major river systems.
Subscribers can select to receive immediate notification about pending high water by email, text, voicemail, or all three, providing residents with the maximum amount of warning about potential high water.
Sign up for King County Flood Alerts at www.kingcounty.gov/flood, or call 206-477-4899. The website is a valuable preparedness resource, with all of the latest information about river levels and road conditions, plus weather reports and other critical links.