Coastal flooding occurs when low banks experience high tides. Most of Pierce County’s coast is high bank and not at risk of flooding. But the few areas with low banks can experience coastal flooding from high tides, king tides and wind-driven waves.
Purdy at Purdy Bridge (SR 302), January 2022
Vaughn Bay spit, January 2022
Did You Know?
High tides, king tides and wind-driven waves that damage property are considered a form of flooding. Flood insurance can help you recover from these incidents.