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November is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend and right on cue, a cold front impacted the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 2.
Although lowland flooding can occur during phase 2, particularly in low-lying areas, currently there are no North Bend road closures. Public Works crews will continue to monitor river levels and road conditions, as they do with all heavy rain events.
Residents living in areas that have experienced past flooding are encouraged to closely monitor conditions in case proactive measures - like temporarily moving vehicles to higher ground - are needed.
The Snoqualmie River is not predicted to surpass phase 2 flood level today, but the heavy rain is a good reminder that we have entered flood season in the Snoqualmie Valley.
There are many resources available to help residents navigate potential flood events and possible road closures. King County has a helpful page with extensive information here: How to Prepare for a Flood.
Other Flood and Weather Information Resources for flood events include:
Each year the City of North Bend prepares for potential flooding in the following ways: