Semi trucks drive around a flooded car along Marine View Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Semi trucks drive around a flooded car along Marine View Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County flood safety: Maps, tips and emergency contacts

How to navigate the rising waters in Arlington, Snohomish and across the county.

So you live in Snohomish County and a flood warning has been issued. Or maybe you just want to be prepared. In either case, here are a bunch of resources to help keep you safe amid a crisis:

Interactive flood maps

These will help you keep track if your area is in danger of rising waters.

Snohomish County (updated every 15 minutes)

National Weather Service

Northwest River Forecast Center

River gauges:

City of Snohomish (south)

City of Snohomish (north)

Near Arlington

Near Monroe

Near Gold Bar

Near Granite Falls

Tips (courtesy of Snohomish County)

Monitor local news and social media sites for emergency updates. Check the online road closures map here.

If you have time before evacuating, turn off all utilities at the main power switch. Do not touch any electrical equipment unless it is in a dry area.

Do not attempt to walk, wade or drive though flooded areas. Over 50% of flood-related deaths occur when drivers make the mistake of driving through floodwaters.

If your car has stalled in a flooded area, abandon it and walk to safety in the direction you came from.

If you cannot safely leave your house, bring your family pets and supplies to the second floor or roof of your house and call 911 for help.

Emergency flooding contact information

24-hour hotlines with updated information during floods:

— Skykomish, Snoqualmie and Snohomish Rivers, 425-388-3653

— Stillaguamish River, 425-388-3702

Disposal of flood debris: Snohomish County Solid Waste, 425-388-3425

Flood preparedness: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/Flood

Post-flood recovery assistance: Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, 425-388-5060, dem@snoco.org

Report dike/levee damage: 425-388-5060

Road conditions, road closures and report road or bridge damage: Snohomish County Road Maintenance, 425-388-7500, www.snohomishcountywa.gov/206

Sandbagging information: 425-388-5060, dem@snoco.org

Urban flooding and drainage assistance: Snohomish County Surface Water Management, 425-388-3464

Sanitation, septic tank or well problems: Snohomish Health District, 425-339-5250, www.snohd.org/179

Where to get floodplain information, by city

Arlington: 360-403-3400, www.arlingtonwa.gov

Darrington: 360-436-1131, www.townofdarrington.com

Gold Bar: 360-793-1101, www.cityofgoldbar.us

Granite Falls: 360-691-6441, www.ci.granite-falls.wa.us

Index: 360-793-2488

Monroe: 360-863-4609, www.monroewa.gov/flood

Snohomish: 360-568-3115, www.ci.snohomish.wa.us

Stanwood: 360-629-2181, www.ci.stanwood.wa.us

Sultan: 360-793-2231, www.ci.sultan.wa.us/229

Social media to follow

Subscribe to these accounts to stay informed.

National Weather Service Seattle: Twitter (@NWSSeattle), Facebook (@NWSSeattle)

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management: Twitter (@SnoCo_DEM), Facebook (@SnoCoDEM)

Snohomish County Public Utility District: Twitter (@SnoPUD), Facebook (@snopud)

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