Emergency Management

Road Crews responding to roadway flooding
Posted By Sheri Badger on Nov 25th, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Pierce County road crews are responding to reports of roadway flooding in Central Pierce County.

Road crews have responded to 29 sites with water over the roadway and two sites with trees down blocking the roadway. A map of affected sites can be found here.

South Prairie Carbon River Road in South Prairie is closed approximately 100 yards north of 157th Street East due to flooding over both lanes of the roadway.

Public Works and Utilities will deploy five two-person crews tonight to monitor flooded areas and respond to any new sites that are reported.

The Public Works and Utilities Road Operations division responds to roadway issues 24-hours a day. The division can be reached at www.piercecountywa.org/rfa or 253-798-6000.

Drivers should not drive through standing water or around barricades.

For more information, contact 253-798-7470.

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Pierce County Emergency Operations Center has opened
Posted By Sheri Badger on Nov 25th, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center has opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday in response to the flooding on the local rivers. It is operating at a level 2.

For more information, contact 253-798-7470.

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Pierce County EOC closing at midnight.
Posted By on Jan 16th, 2011 at 11:11 PM

The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is closing at midnight. The Duty Officer will continue to monitor river conditions and will assist jurisdictions and agencies in support of flooding if needed. Contact the Pierce County Duty Officer at (253)798-7470 for assistance.

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Road condition update
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 16th, 2011 at 11:25 AM

To date, eight roadways are experiencing water-over-road conditions in central and east Pierce County. There is also a tree down in the Fife area, and Orting has requested a sand bagging machine. There are currently four tw0-person Pierce County road crews patrolling slide prone areas and responding to water-over-road calls.

The reported water-over-roadway areas are:

  • 66TH AVE E 
  • 158TH AVE E 
  • ENTWHISTLE RD E & MUNDY LOSS RD E
  • BUCKLEY-TAPPS HWY E & 238TH AVE E
  • 96TH ST E & 233RD AVE E Bonney Lake
  • 24702 54TH AVE E
  • MATHIAS RD E and 65th Ave E
  • MATHIAS RD E & 70TH AVE E
  • GRATZER RD E & GAY RD E
  • 3400 208TH ST E
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177th/Alward Road near South Prairie advised of potential flooding
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 16th, 2011 at 8:04 AM

A Pierce County ALERT message was sent to homes in the 177th/Alward Road area near South Prairie on the Carbon River of potential flooding.

The following message was sent to over 50 residents:

“A Flood WARNING for the Carbon River in your area has been issued. A situation for potential flooding in the 177th Street / Alward Road area is now imminent. Local flooding could cause damage to your property and homes, and block your escape route. Authorities will be monitoring the river and weather forecast to provide as much early warning as possible. Please monitor the National Weather Service forecasts and listen to your weather alert radios for warnings. We encourage you to prepare your important documents, possessions and pets for evacuation if necessary. Don’t forget your medications. If you are advised to evacuate, leave immediately. You may only have a few minutes to get out and rescuers may not be able to get to you if you stay. This concludes this message.”

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