333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Prepare ahead of time

  • Go to www.floodsmart.gov to check your property's flood hazard rating.
  • Contact your insurance agent to find out what coverage you have or may need.
  • If your neighborhood is on flood watch, you will be notified through the PUYALLUP ALERT system.
  • Develop a family emergency plan (include family pets) and practice your family emergency evacuation routes.
  • Help prevent localized flooding by clearing debris from gutters, downspouts and storm drains.
  • Anchor any fuel tanks to prevent them from being torn free by floodwaters. Unanchored fuel tanks can cause contamination on your property and possibly add to community contamination.
  • If your furnace, water heater, washer and dryer are in the basement or flood prone area, place them on masonry blocks or concrete at least 12-inches above the projected flood elevation.


*Emergency Preparedness Brochures provided at Puyallup City Library

Flood Warning

If the city's Emergency Operation Center posts a FLOOD WARNING for your neighborhood, that means flooding will soon occur or is already occurring in that city area.

If you are advised to evacuate, please do so immediately.

  • You may be instructed to turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve at your property.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road and absolutely DO NOT drive around a barricade.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Electric current passes easily through water and can be deadly.
  • It is dangerous to walk through flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.
  • Floodwaters may be contaminated with raw sewage, chemical waste and other disease-spreading substances. If you've come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.