New! Seattle Hazard Explorer Map
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features and series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out theSeattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most likely to impact you. Informational videos and other content provide more in depth explanations of each of the hazards. Make sure you look out for links to important preparedness information as well! View the Seattle Hazard Explorer. You can also access the Hazard Explorer via the “Hazards” section of the website.
This is urban flooding map.
- Urban flooding occurs when heavy rain overwhelms the drainage system. Seattle’s drainage systems were designed and originally built for longer duration and lower intensity rain storms.