Winter Weather Advisory And Resource Guide

Winter storm
Winter storms present specific challenges, such as safe driving and clear roadways.
Credit Flickr illustration/Jason Walley

National Weather Service has issued a cold weather statement for the Puget Sound region. KUOW has compiled a guide of tips to prepare for inclement weather and resources that can help you stay safe during emergency weather situations.

First, most experts suggest an emergency kit for general preparedness. FEMA has provided a basic list of items to have on hand in case of emergencies:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Additionally, winter emergency kits should include a sleeping bag or warm blanket per person, extra clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Weather Resources:

County Emergency Services:

Seattle winter roads
SDOT has a map of Seattle roads that are expected to remain clear and passable in inclement weather.
Credit Courtesy Photo/SDOT

Transportation Resources:

Utility Resources:

School Resources:

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