Mayor outlines Seattle’s winter storm preparedness efforts

Mayor Mike McGinn today encouraged residents to begin making annual preparations for the possibility of winter weather-related emergencies and updated the public on how the City is preparing for winter storms. McGinn described online tools available to the public to help them track storms and their impact on City services. He also described efforts the […] Read more »

Details released on City operations and response to snow event

The City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center has released an update on City operations and response to the predicted snow event tonight and tomorrow. Severe weather shelters will open tonight for those in need and the Seattle Department of Transportation is now working 12-hour shifts for 24-hour operations. Seattle Public Utilities advises customers to treat […] Read more »

Update on snow event

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts that snow will likely begin to fall during this afternoon’s commute.  People should consider finishing their afternoon commute early today.  You can read here for more details on the forecast. Read more »

Inspect your property for signs of slope movement, Seattle now over landslide threshold

More than three inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours — pushing the Seattle area well over the landslide threshold. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) said the saturated soil means reduced soil stability and a greatly increased chance of landslides. If a landslide damages your property and you have an immediate concern for […] Read more »