Emergency Management

Pierce County Emergency Operations Center Opens in response to local flooding
Posted By Sheri Badger on Nov 14th, 2001 at 12:19 PM

Tacoma, WA – November 14, 2001 – The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open in response to urban and small stream flooding. Residents in low-lying areas are encouraged to take necessary precautions. The EOC can be reached at 253-798-7470. Here’s a brief look at some of the hot spots (many are urban road intersections, due to leaves and other materials clogging drains):

  • Road Closure: 128th east of Meridian
  • Orville Road north of High Bridge (south of Orting) is the area of most concern. The Puyallup River is currently running at 3,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) in this area – flooding usually occurs at 5,000 cfs. The river expected to crest at 6,000 cfs at approximately 4 p.m.
  • 47th Ave. E – Riverside
  • 144th and Meridian
  • 100-120th St. S. and Pacific Avenue
  • 121st and Canyon Rd.
  • 116th SW and Gravelly Lake Drive
  • Lake Grove SW from 59th to Gravelly Lake Drive
  • Custer and Bridgeport Way
  • South Prairie Creek
  • 10135 Patterson So.