More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet.
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- Find contact information for the Washington State Emergency Management Division
- Washington Sea Grant provides resources on king tides and hosts a king tide calendar for Washington State.
- Participate in the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s study of beach change and nearshore hazards by contributing photos of king tides and storm surges.
- Understand tsunami hazards and prepare using these resources
More information about the programs in this report
- The Washington Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey provides information about Washington’s rivers and streams, in addition to updates on groundwater, water quality, and many other topics.
- Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts. This office supplies research, technical expertise and educational activities that support the responsible use and conservation of ocean and coastal ecosystems.
- The Washington Silver Jackets team is a group of Federal and State agencies that work together to address state flood risk priorities, build climate resiliency, and develop flooding assessment tools.
|Between 2000 and 2018, floods caused $500 million in property damages.1||Between 2000 and 2018, floods accounted for 7 out of 10 presidential disaster declarations in Washington State.2||Flooding is an immediate threat to the US Navy’s Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Hadlock, WA.3|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the Washington offices:
Tacoma, WA: 253-552-1600
Ferndale, WA: 360-312-8155 x2001
Kennewick, WA: 509-735-3739
Spokane, WA: 509-353-2649
The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research and extension programs shaped by local needs.
Contact the main office:
UW, Seattle, WA: 206-543-6600; [email protected]
|Between 2010 and 2019…
The Washington Water Science Center4 spent
Washington Sea Grant5 spent
…on Washington’s flood research and education priorities.
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact the Washington Emergency Management Division: 217-782-2700
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- OpenFEMA Dataset: Disaster Declarations Summaries – V1. OpenFEMA (2019). Available at: https://www.fema.gov/openfema-dataset-disaster-declarations-summaries-v1. (Accessed: 5th July 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Barton, C; Washington Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Callender, R; Washington Sea Grant. Personal communication. (2019).