Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Heavy rainfall to hit Kent, city crews to monitor roadway conditions

National Weather Service predicts 2 to 5 inches through Tuesday night, Dec. 5

Heavy rainfall of 2 to 5 inches could hit Kent and the rest of the region from Monday through Tuesday night, Dec. 4-5, according to the National Weather Service.

City of Kent crews are prepared and will be closely monitoring roadway conditions and responding to local drainage issues if they occur, according to a city statement Monday evening.

City Public Works staff advises drivers to keep your eyes on the road and be aware of the potential for pooling, water over roadways, runoff and obstructions.

Drivers should not drive through flooded or closed areas. Drive safe, slow down, keep your headlights on and give yourself extra room.

The National Weather Service reports that the 1 to 5 inches of rain over the past three days has increased soil moisture to moderate levels across Western Washington and the threat of landslides. Heavy rainfall over the next day or two will put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased threat of landslides and debris flows.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees the Howard Hanson Dam, reported Dec. 4 that the reservoir on the upper Green River is empty with storage space to reduce flood risk on the Green River in Kent.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentnews.us.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://kentnews.us/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

t
One of two victims identified in fiery Kent crash

Kristen Anne Meyers, 53, died in May 11 crash on West Hill, according to medical examiner

t
City-owned ShoWare Center in Kent loses $742,675 in 2023

Losses lower than projected but expenses continue to exceed revenue at 6,200-seat arena

t
Kent firefighters extinguish two fires on the same morning | Photos

Friday, May 17 at apartment leasing office in the Valley and at a vacant East Hill house

Courtesy Photo, City of Kent
City of Kent population drops by 1,051 in 2023 compared to 2022

Decline similar to many cities of 50,000 or more across the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau

t
Kent Police Blotter: April 25 to May 8

Incidents include burglaries, robberies, shootings

t
Rape charges dismissed against former Kent school bus driver

Prosecutors decide they could not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt due to medical tests

t
Feds indict 9 South King County residents on drug trafficking charges

Those accused from Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Enumclaw

A screenshot of King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn speaking about a proposed amendment for the proposed $20 minimum wage ordinance. (Screenshot)
King County approves $20.29 minimum wage for unincorporated areas

Councilmember Reagan Dunn and more than a dozen business owners argued tips and health care expenses should be a part of the new wage. The council passed the ordinance without the amendment.

Dave Upthegrove. COURTESY PHOTO
Upthegrove one of seven candidates for state lands commissioner

His King County Council member’s district includes part of Kent

COURTESY PHOTO, King County Elections
Candidates file for Kent-area races for Congress, Legislature

Incumbents face challengers in two Congressional contests and four state House races

t
Two die in single-car crash in Kent on West Hill

Sedan crashed Saturday evening, May 11 into tree and caught fire in 2400 block of South 272nd Street

t
Spanaway man, 25, faces murder charge in Kent bar shooting

Reportedly shot Federal Way man, 30, eight times inside Meeker Street Bar & Grill