Flooding

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. It is the most common natural disaster in the U.S.

Types of Flooding


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River


Groundwater





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Urban


Coastal


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2023 Comprehensive Flood Plan


Flooding Resources

Report a Problem

Flood Stories

Floodplain Management

Flood Control Zone District


Roadway Flooding

You can report roadway flooding issues 24/7 by calling (253) 798-6000 or report online at www.piercecountywa.gov/works.


Current Conditions

For current information on flooding and other inclement weather events visit: www.piercecountywa.gov/winterweather.


1Learn what to do before, during and after a flood event. 
Check out our tips.



2

Find out if your property is at risk of flooding. Visit our FEMA Maps webpage to learn more about Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), how FEMA Flood Maps   are changing and to better understand flood insurance. You may also Request a Flood Risk Map.



3

Get flood insurance.

Learn more.


Flooding News and Response

Pierce County is updating its flood code regulations to ensure compatibility with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

June 2, 2021


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Changes to flood thresholds of White River and South Prairie Creek to aid in flood preparation

February 23, 2021


To help communities prepare for flood events, flood stages have been updated on the White River and added for the first time to the South Prairie Creek station.

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