Emergency Management

Pierce County continues to monitor river, streams
Posted By Sheri Badger on Nov 15th, 2001 at 9:00 AM

Tacoma, WA – November 15, 2001 – Yesterday, Pierce County experienced minor localized flooding in low-lying areas. Water seeped into basements and flooded lawns. Local fire departments provided sandbags to help protect homes in flood-prone areas. Fortunately, the Puyallup River stayed within its banks. Much of the flooding was road related, due to leaves and other debris clogging drains. Pierce County road crews worked into the evening, placing signs to warn drivers of hazardous conditions. The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to monitor the levels of the Puyallup River and local streams. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain, tapering to showers with drier weather likely this weekend.