flood watch http://kplu.org en Worried about Flooding? There's an App for That in King County http://kplu.org/post/worried-about-flooding-theres-app-king-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County has <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/flooding/warning-system/app.aspx" target="_blank">released an app </a>that puts flood warning information at residents' fingertips. The smartphone- and tablet-friendly app&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">displays real-time flooding information on major rivers in the county.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:03:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10788 at http://kplu.org Worried about Flooding? There's an App for That in King County Heavy Rains Fall, Flood Watch Set for Western Wash. http://kplu.org/post/heavy-rains-fall-flood-watch-set-western-wash <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The National Weather Service has issued flood watch for Western Washington as heavy rain soaks the region Thursday.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:14:18 +0000 The Associated Press 9893 at http://kplu.org Heavy Rains Fall, Flood Watch Set for Western Wash. Army Corps preparing for 'big water' in Northwest http://kplu.org/post/army-corps-preparing-big-water-northwest Federal water and dam managers are draining reservoirs in the Columbia and Snake River basins to get ready for "big water" coursing downriver. In recent weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers has called for bigger drawdowns -- or as the agency calls it "drafting" -- to protect against flooding. Supervisory engineer Peter Brooks says more room is needed to catch runoff from the bountiful snows of March.<p>"Grand Coulee is being drafted close to two feet per day, which is quite a bit, not outside the realm of what we're authorized to do, but it's pretty steep," Brooks says. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:12:30 +0000 Tom Banse 4780 at http://kplu.org Army Corps preparing for 'big water' in Northwest Some river flooding, road closures after rains http://kplu.org/post/some-river-flooding-road-closures-after-rains <p>Some major western Washington rivers are expected to flood today, including &quot;major&quot; flooding forecast along the Snohomish and Snoqualmie, according to the National Weather Service.</p><p>Heavy rains the past few days, with heavy concentrations in the Cascades and Cascade foothills, and warmer mountain temperatures, have produced rapid runoff.</p><p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ505&amp;warncounty=WAC061&amp;firewxzone=WAZ656&amp;local_place1=3+Miles+NW+Monroe+WA&amp;product1=Flood+Warning">Flood warnings are issued for these rivers</a> in Snohomish and King counties:</p><ul><li><strong>Snohomish</strong></li><li><strong>Skykomish</strong></li><li><strong>Snoqualmie</strong></li><li><strong>Tolt</strong></li><li><strong>Stillaguamish (north and middle forks)</strong></li><li><strong>Green (middle reach upstream of Auburn)</strong> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:42:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1113 at http://kplu.org Some river flooding, road closures after rains Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-16 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Heavy Rains Coming Wednesday Trigger Flood Watch</b></li><li><b>Pierce Transit Makes Some Deep Service Cuts Permanent</b></li><li><b>King County Project Likely Culprit of Massive Sinkhole</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Flood Watch Tomorrow for Western Washington</b></p><p>Heavy rains over the next few days <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ505&amp;warncounty=WAC033&amp;firewxzone=WAZ657&amp;local_place1=2+Miles+NE+Renton+WA&amp;product1=Flood+Watch">have triggered a flood watch beginning tomorrow</a> afternoon for many western Washington counties. The National Weather Service office in Seattle forecasts warmer temperatures as a very wet frontal system stalls over the region tonight and tomorrow, dumping rain and raising mountain freezing levels from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:49:55 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1093 at http://kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines WSDOT worker killed by falling tree; Worst of storm & flooding over http://kplu.org/post/wsdot-worker-killed-falling-tree-worst-storm-flooding-over <p>A veteran Washington State Department of Transportation worker has died after being hit by a falling tree during Sunday night's rain storm.&nbsp; Maintenance Superintendent Jim McBride said the worker was setting up safety cones to alert motorists to downed power lines when the tree fell on his truck and killed him on Highway 203 just south of Carnation.&nbsp;</p><p>Department spokeswoman Kris Olsen identified the man as 66-year-old Billy Rhynalds, a 12-year veteran of the department.</p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:06:32 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 543 at http://kplu.org