Weather Events on the Reservation
State of emergency flooding
In March of 2017 Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties throughout the state of Washington.
Washington is one of the most flood-prone states in the U.S., according to the state department of ecology, with costs of flood damage beating the cost of any other natural hazard.
Washington got pelted with an unusual amount of rain and snow this winter. Widespread melting of deep snow combined with higher than average rain events pushing waterways beyond capacity.