The City of Aberdeen opened the Emergency Coordination Center in response to yesterday’s rainfall, high tides and flooding.
The city says plans are being made for the next cycle of high tides.
They say the next high tide at 12:34 p.m. this afternoon is expected to be worse than what was experienced yesterday and that means local streets near rivers will likely flood.
The city says to expect the following streets to be closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today:
- Market Street between “B” Street and “F” Street
- “F” Street South of Heron Street
- Kansas Street between Wishkah and Heron
The East entrance of Aberdeen on Highway 12 also experienced water over the roadway yesterday and could be closed or traffic reduced to one lane for a portion of the time before, during and after the high tide today.
The City Shops at the west end of Heron Street opened at 6:00 a.m. this morning for people who want to fill and take sandbags. The City provides the sand and bags, please plan to bring your own shovel and fill your own bag.
If you experienced flooding yesterday, you are likely to experience flooding again today. Possibilities of flooding remain through the weekend at high tides as well.
The high tide on Saturday is at 1:13 p.m. and on Sunday at 1:52 p.m. Flooding is possible a couple hours before and after the high tides.
Do not drive through standing or moving water. Many lives are lost due to cars attempting to drive through flooded roads. If you approach a flooded area, Turn Around and look for an alternative or wait until the waters subside.
As always, if you have an emergency please call 911.