So while we have watched other states around the country dealing with their own weather issues we have one bearing down on us.
The head of the Marysville Department of Emergency Management sent us this the other day but we lost internet.
I have also added a lot of helpful link from their site. No matter what just please be careful and if you live in a slide prone area it may just be a good idea to evacuate for a while until the Snohomish County Dept of Emergency Management and Army Corps of Engineers can assess the situation.
The good news is that we finally have qualified accredited people running our emergency depts so hopefully we will never see the loss of life that we have under the last administration.
Increasing confidence that a very strong storm system could bring stronger winds and rainfall to the Western Washington region.
- Rain: Amounts comparable to today’s system – in addition to Storm #1 rainfall
- Wind: Very strong winds . . . possibly stronger than Storm #1
- Rivers: Additional rises on area rivers
- Possible power outages and tree damage
- Expect rises on area rivers and possible flooding. Potential for urban flooding and small stream impacts
- Increasing landslide risk Sunday
Diana Rose Risk/Emergency Management Officer
City of Marysville (360) 363-8096
Read the full National Weather Service forecast and special weather statements
Report a power or gas outage
Contact Snohomish County PUD at 425-783-1001 or toll free 1-877-783-1001 to report a power outage
Contact Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773 to report a service outage
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or keep you in your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, gas, electricity, or telephones were cut off? You and your family should be prepared to take care of yourselves for 3 days or more following a major disaster. The Puget Sound area is susceptible to wind and winter storms, chemical spills, floods, fires, earthquakes, mud slides, train derailment, tsunamis and terrorism.
Preparing for an emergency doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Be informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved. Here is a list of resources that can help make getting prepared a little easier.
Individual and family preparedness resources
Business and community resources
Snohomish County Dept of Emergency Management also has a great list of resources as well
Public Alert Resources
Snohomish County Alerts
Snohomish County is a wonderful place to live, but there are risks that come with our mountains, trees and rivers. Mountains can have severe weather, hills can slide, trees can catch fire and rivers can flood.
The best way to stay safe is to get notified about potential danger as early as possible. You can make that happen for yourself, your family, your friends and your neighbors. There are two ways to prepare. Both of them are easy and free.
Sign up for AlertSense, the states early warning system and notification system. You can choose what activities you want to be alerted about. You can have your alerts go to your text messages, voice messages or email – or all of the above. Your zip code and address is used to tailor alerts for where you live. You can add more alerts or update your contact methods at any time.
If you use a cell phone (and even if you don’t), you will want to sign up for Smart911. You can store critical information for use by emergency responder’s. Please list your emergency contacts, home address and any medical conditions to assist the first responder’s.
These services are national organizations, not run by the County, but they do coordinate closely with Snohomish County 911 dispatch and with the county’s emergency management team.
Snohomish County Road Closure – Updated every 15 minutes
Washington State Department of Transportation – Includes Traffic Cameras
Snohomish County Flood Information Website
Snohomish County Flood Warnings
National Weather Service