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Alert: Potential historic windstorm on Saturday

Alert: Potential historic windstorm on Saturday

Hi folks! This is from our Hub neighbor with some great information to pass on.

Seattle Net! From Davis Baum

You probably know it’s going to rain, but you may not be aware that Saturday’s windstorm may be a “historic” event, posing a significant hazard.

The National Weather Service says: “There is a 1 in 3 chance [Saturday’s storm] would be a worst case scenario leading to a historical windstorm for nearly all of western Washington that would be long remembered.” (Read the Special Weather Statement from 8:30 AM today, Thursday.)

The Seattle Times has a good general roundup and forecast, posted yesterday at 8:00 PM.

For tonight, Thursday, there’s a high wind warning, but it’s not the “true monster storm” (as meteorologist Cliff Mass calls it) that we might see on Saturday.

Prepare for an extended power outage

After the Columbus Day storm of 1962, power was out for 17 days in some areas. Today, a week-long regional power outage would be a significant, life-threatening hazard. Phones and computers would use up their batteries. Communications would be affected. Cash machines would not work. Stores would close.

Collect medications, special needs, pet foods, and other personal necessities now. Get cash, including small bills. Check your flashlights and batteries.


If you don’t have a portable, battery-operated radio, get one today. Get batteries.

If you follow Twitter, use the hashtag #wawx to follow Washington weather. (You can read the feed even without a Twitter account.)

To be in touch with us, please join our Google Group email discussion group. Also, we’ll post updates on our web site

Stay safe!

King County Emergency Planning Institute Workshop: Communication Planning

Free 2-hour Workshop on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. at the American Red Cross!


Register Now   King County Emergency Planning Institute Workshop: Communication Planning This two-hour workshop is an opportunity for you to create or enhance your organization’s communication plan. The content will focus on Standard 3 (click here to view a PDF). It will be held at the American Red Cross (1900 25th Ave S, Seattle, 98144) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.Continue reading

SNAP Training

NEW FOR 2014! Store Emergency Drinking Water – Satisfy your thirst on how to secure and maintain potable water. We’ll de-mystify the pros and cons of all the ways people store emergency drinking water to help you make smart choices for yourself.

The last series of free mini-workshops for 2014 takes place at the libraries below. No registration necessary – bring a friend and tell others!Continue reading