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Residents near several Puget Sound rivers should prepare for flooding

Concrete and Mount Vernon residents near the Skagit River should get ready for flooding over the next few days.

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — Residents near the Skagit River should brace for flooding on Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Flood Warning for the Skagit River near Concrete in Skagit County. The river is expected to crest at 31.9 feet late Friday evening, according to the NWS. The flood stage for the river in the area is 28 feet.

The crest of 31.9 feet compares to a previous crest of 31.4 feet from October 1967, the weather service said.

Click here to see the radar and current conditions.

"If you are in need of sandbags, contact Skagit Department of Emergency Management at 360-416-1850 or your local government (municipal, dike district, fire district) for the location nearest you. Note: Skagit County cannot provide direct assistance filling/ placing sandbags," the Skagit County tweeted Thursday.

Skagit County residents can call the river level hotline at 360-416-1404 or click here for additional information or forecast updates.

A Flood Warning was in effect for the following western Washington rivers as of 7 a.m. Friday:

  • Carbon River near Fairfax affecting Pierce County
  • Cowlitz River at Randle affecting Lewis County
  • Cowlitz River at Packwood affecting Lewis County
  • Newaukum River near Chehalis
  • Nisqually River near National affecting Lewis and Pierce Counties
  • Puyallup River near Orting affecting Pierce County
  • Snoqualmie River near Carnation
  • Snoqualmie River near Snoqualmie Falls affecting King County
  • Skokomish River at Potlatch affecting Mason County
  • Stillaguamish River at Arlington affecting Snohomish County
  • Skagit River near Concrete affecting Skagit County
  • Skykomish River near Gold Bar affecting Snohomish County
  • Tolt River above Carnation affecting King County

Download the KING 5 app to check the interactive radar near you, as well as the latest forecast, cameras and current conditions.

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