SET UP A NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM
- Talk to your neighbors.
Lewis County Emergency Management
According to the National Weather Service:
Flood Watch: Conditions are favorable for flooding, but the occurrence is not certain.
Flood Warning: Issued when a hazardous event is occurring or has a very high probability of occurrence. Warnings advise of a threat to life or property.
The Washington State Department of Health has information in several languages on topics such as these and more at: WA State Department of Health
Please click on the Emergency Preparedness link in the left column of this web page for more information about generators or disaster kits for business, family, and pets. If you have questions about disposal of dead animals following the flood, please call Lewis County Public Health at 360-740-1222.
The readings come directly from USGS gauges. Main rivers have gauges that are typically read hourly by satellite. Some tributaries have gauges that are only read "seasonally" from October to April. The website is set up to check every 15 minutes for a reading on all gauges. That is why you see the message repeated so often.