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ISSAQUAH, WA — As heavy rain continues and snowmelt rapidly increases, Issaquah is preparing for potential flooding along Issaquah Creek. According to the National Weather Service, the creek was expected to reach the moderate flood stage by late Thursday evening, before starting to crest mid-Friday morning.


City officials shared a list of resources and recommended preparations, including free sandbags available for pickup at the Issaquah Community Center until 8 p.m. Thursday. Residents can also request larger deliveries and report stormwater issues by contacting the city at 425-837-3470 during business hours.

Here are a few more ways to prepare from the city:

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  • Reviewing our flood information.
  • Determining if you are in a flood-prone area. Call 425-837-3400 or visit our maps center.
  • Updating flood plans for your family or business, which should include emergency phone numbers, the safest route to higher ground and a process for how your neighbors will notify each other.
  • Purchasing flood insurance to protect your property.
  • If needed, request free sand and bags from the City of Issaquah. For more information, call 425-837-3470.

The City is now in a flood watch, with Issaquah Creek’s level at Phase 1. @NWSSeattle is forecasting significant flooding similar to the Feb 2020 event. ➡️ Free sand and bags are available from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Community Center. Prepare now:

— City of Issaquah (@cityofissaquah) January 6, 2022

Residents can track the latest alerts from the city on its social media pages and find live river conditions and updated forecasts via NOAA. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expected areas around North Bend would see another 3 to 4 inches of rain by late Friday afternoon. A flood watch will remain in place across Western Washington until Saturday afternoon.

King County also has a list of resources for monitoring flood conditions and road closures, which are listed below.

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With wet weather ahead, prepare for flooding and landslide risks. ? for real-time info ? for unincorporated road closures ⚠️ for @wsdot alerts ? for hazard info#KingCountyReady

— King County, WA (@KingCountyWA) January 5, 2022

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