Flooding is one of the most common hazards in the United States, and can be caused by a wide variety of hazards. In Kirkland, flooding is most likely to occur due to heavy rainfall or other events that overwhelm the City's drainage system. There are steps to take to reduce damage from and even prevent flooding.
To report flooding emergencies, call Public Works at 425-587-3900 (24 hours, 7 days per week).
Read this flood preparedness message(PDF, 1MB) from the Kirkland Public Works Department to learn about the City's effort to address flood concerns and how you can help! This document was sent to properties in or near areas that experienced flooding in 2020 that was reported to the City.
Storm & Surface Water
The Stormwater Division of Kirkland Public Works addresses both water quality (pollutants) and water quantity (flood control) problems.
King County Flood AlertsSee current river flood information and sign up for flooding alerts.
King County Floodplain MapsSee 100-year floodplain maps for King County. Areas in a 100-year floodplain have a 1% chance of flooding in any given year.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Flood damage is rarely covered under your homeowners or renters insurance policy. Get coverage under the NFIP.
King County Sandbag Program
King County provides sandbag materials to the public free of charge.
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