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WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]

WEATHER: LOTS of Rain, Wind and Flooding Expected this Week

WEATHER: LOTS of Rain, Wind and Flooding Expected this Week

Remember just a few months ago when everyone was getting concerned because it hadn’t really rained in 80 days? Doncha miss those days? Well, as we’re sure you’re already well aware, the... [Read more]

WEATHER: Snow, Ice Storm, Rain…Next Up – WIND & FLOODING!

WEATHER: Snow, Ice Storm, Rain…Next Up – WIND & FLOODING!

Just when you thought things had calmed down after a wild week of wacky wintry weather comes a ‘Wind Advisory‘ from the National Weather Service, warning of winds from 20-30 MPH with gusts... [Read more]

WEATHER: Highline Schools Will Be Closed Thursday; Flooding Possible

WEATHER: Highline Schools Will Be Closed Thursday; Flooding Possible

The Highline School District announced late Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 18) that there will be no school Thursday, Jan. 19, “due to weather conditions,” according to its website. It’s... [Read more]

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien – Wind Advisory Issued

WEATHER: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien – Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service released a ‘Wind Advisory‘ Monday (Nov. 21), warning residents of south winds from 20 – 30 mph with gusts between 45 – 57 mph through Noon Tuesday. So batten... [Read more]

WEATHER: Be Thankful You Own An Umbrella This Week; Flooding Possible

WEATHER: Be Thankful You Own An Umbrella This Week; Flooding Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Hydrologic Outlook’ statement Monday morning (Nov. 21) warning residents of western Washington of lots of rain, and of course the potential for flooding…

City Of Burien Proposing Changes To Flood Insurance Rate Maps

City Of Burien Proposing Changes To Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The City of Burien on Monday (July 11) announced that they will be proposing changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila

PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: The Duwamish River crested Tuesday (Jan. 18th), and as it rose it brought a tethered boat down with it in Tuwkila, as seen in these photos shot by Photographer David... [Read more]

WARNING: ‘Bouts Of Heavy Rain,’ Mean Flood Watch Issued For This Weekend

WARNING: ‘Bouts Of Heavy Rain,’ Mean Flood Watch Issued For This Weekend

On Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, Miller Creek flooded and closed Shorebrook Drive near The Cove in Normandy Park. Part of the overflow rushed through the front yard of this house. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Both... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Weekend Deluge And Subsequent Flooding

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Weekend Deluge And Subsequent Flooding

The much-anticipated “Pineapple Express” torrential “river” of rain hit the Burien area hard over the weekend, causing local flooding of creeks, a landslide, newly-formed ponds... [Read more]

ADVISORY: ‘Flood Watch’ Weather Advisory Issued For This Weekend

ADVISORY: ‘Flood Watch’ Weather Advisory Issued For This Weekend

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a “Flood Watch” weather advisory, effective from Saturday afternoon (Dec. 11th) through Monday afternoon (Dec. 13th). Between 1 to 3 inches... [Read more]

ADVISORY: High Tides May Lead To Minor Flooding Tues./Wed.

ADVISORY: High Tides May Lead To Minor Flooding Tues./Wed.

The National Weather Service issued an unusual Advisory Monday (Jan. 18th) – this one for a “minor tidal overflow” that will be in effect for Puget Sound Tuesday morning and possibly... [Read more]

Sadly, Burien’s Two Beavers Have Been Euthanized

Sadly, Burien’s Two Beavers Have Been Euthanized

Sad news today from King County Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark – remember the two beavers who made their home (and subsequent dam) in a pond near Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien?... [Read more]

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

We’ve covered this before, but since then our friend Dennis Clark sent us these photos so we just had to do an update – Burien has its own, functioning, dam (building) beaver family living... [Read more]

Intern’s View: Great-Grandparents Survive Orting Flooding

Intern’s View: Great-Grandparents Survive Orting Flooding

The flooding Carbon River in Orting last week. by Josh Hart With all the flooding recently I wanted to find someone to talk to about what happened to them. I realized that someone very close to me had... [Read more]

Puget Sound Flood Hazard Zone Study Now Available

Puget Sound Flood Hazard Zone Study Now Available

According to the City of Burien’s website: FEMA has accepted the City’s Puget Sound Flood Hazard Study. The agency is scheduled to formally approve the study in January 2009. Until that time,... [Read more]