Flooding watches abound in Western Washington; potential for landslides

Correct method of stacking sandbags to prevent flooding. Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Walla Walla.

Those long-range forecasts of a wet winter in the Northwest don’t seem so far off now. The National Weather Service expects several more inches of rain across Western Washington in the next few days. Numerous flood watches have been posted, too.

One of the best all-around websites on all things weather in Western Washington is the Take Winter by Storm website — a public-private sector sponsored information source.

Get the latest weather-related watches, warnings and forecasts for your part of the state from the National Weather Service. Keep a close eye on rivers by checking the Washington State Department of Transportation’s river updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wsdot/rivers/

And, as always, please report any landslides you see — first to 911 if there are injuries or property damage and then to DNR — even the small ones –for our database. Thanks to all who have contributed already. Here’s how to report a landslide to DNR

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