Weather Alert Updates

Last Updated

Jan. 6, 2023, at 7:50 a.m.

  1. Windstorms
  2. Flooding
  3. Be Ready
  4. Earthquakes
  5. Road Closures (Emergency)
  6. Snow, Ice & Cold Temps
  7. Air Quality
  8. Wildfires
  9. Extreme Heat

Windstorms

The Puget Sound region can experience strong windstorms which often lead to wide-spread power outages, fallen branches, and in severe storms, fallen trees and other structural damage. 

Check the latest forecast and potential high wind warnings and watches: National Weather Service Seattle.

To prepare for a high wind event it's best to take a look around your property in advance for any potential hazards and prepare for possible power outages:

  • Trim tree branches away from your house
  • Secure loose gutters and shutters
  • Secure lightweight patio furniture, umbrellas and other outdoor items 
  • Charge batteries of all essential items such as cell phones, portable chargers, etc. in advance
  • Store flashlights in easy to access locations
  • Check batteries in flashlights and lanterns and have backup batteries ready to go 

Downed Power Lines

Please read the comprehensive guidelines for downed power lines provided by PSE here.

Watch PSE video to learn what to if you encounter a downed power line.
IMPORTANT: If you encounter a downed power lines, stay as far away as you can - power lines can charge the ground at the point of contact and may cause electrocution.

Go to Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to learn safety tips for when the power is out and how to report and track outages in your area.

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