Flood Preparedness

Be Flood Ready

If you live or work near a stream, river, or lake, take the steps to prepare for potential flooding: 

Determine if you are in a flood area

Federally produced Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) define areas in Redmond that are at risk of flooding. To find the FIRMs that cover Redmond, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Service Information Center. You can also view paper copies of FIRMs by visiting the Development Services Center on the second floor of Redmond City Hall. 

Prepare for flooding

Visit the National Flood Insurance Program website for specific information on how to prepare for a flood, what to do during a flood, and what to do after a flood.

Consider purchasing flood insurance 

The National Flood Insurance Program website provides helpful information on flood insurance.

To report a flooding issue within Redmond Call: 425-556-2900

In cases of a life-threatening emergency call 911

A Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP) is a planning document that: 

  • Gathers information about existing streams, rivers, land uses, and regulations related to flood hazard reduction
  • Identifies goals for flood hazard reduction consistent with the needs of residents, businesses, and neighboring jurisdictions
  • Identifies flood hazards
  • Evaluates alternative solutions
  • Makes recommendations for future projects or program modifications to address these hazards 
  • The CFHMP is produced in accordance with guidance from the Department of Ecology to make it eligible for FCAAP funding

A comprehensive approach to flood hazard management planning ensures that flooding problems are not simply transferred to another location within the basin, but are addressed in a comprehensive, basin-wide manner. 

By developing and adopting this plan, the City of Redmond will most efficiently and effectively use Stormwater Utility fees to construct projects to help prevent impacts from floods. The plan also makes the City eligible for other grants for construction of these projects. By funding projects through grants, the City can use utility fees for other projects.

The Department of Ecology provides financial assistance for flood control through the Washington State's Flood Control Assistance Account Program. Visit the Department of Ecology FCAAP site for more information.  

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