Emergency Management

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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Emergency Operations Center opens at 6 a.m.
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 16th, 2011 at 6:27 AM

In response to the flood warnings along several Pierce County rivers, the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center has opened at 6 a.m. to monitor and assist jurisdictions and agencies in response to flooding.

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