Coinciding with the arrival of winter are seasonal reminders on preparedness. The Take Winter By Storm website is filled with information on "getting ready before the rivers rise, the winds blow and the snow flies!" The tips and tools are available in nearly two dozen languages. The content features advice for coping with inclement weather, including wind, rain, floods and freezing temperatures; tips for driving in severe weather; and links to road condition reports and transit services throughout much of western Washington.
Website users will also find links to the Seattle Times Take Winter By Storm pamphlet and a variety of important checklists. There’s also an option to register for emergency alerts, updates and discounts.
Take Winter By Storm is a collaborative program of several public and private sector partners.
Are YOU Ready for Winter Weather?
Follow these three steps to get ready
- Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation go-kits are also advised.
- Make a plan and practice the plan with your family and those who depend on you.
- Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.