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Heavy Rain and High Winds Forecasted Thursday Through Saturday

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The National Weather Service is forecasting that a system over the Eastern Pacific will move onshore over the Northwest. The storm will produce heavy rain and strong wind over parts of the Northwest Coast today into Friday. The rain will move inland by this evening and continue through Saturday.
Are you prepared for tonight’s wind storm?   Here are some helpful links to receive emergency communications and preparedness information during the storm:  
The City has additional Public Works crews, as well as Police and Fire personnel, on standby to respond to the storm.  The City will provide updates about the storm at:
What you can do to help before and during the storm:
  • Clear storm drains of leaves and debris. Most street flooding is caused by clogged storm drain grates;
  • When driving, if the power is out and traffic signals are not working, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. If a street is flooded, do not attempt to drive through standing water.
  • Keep clear of fallen utility lines – do not drive around barricades, they are there for a reason.
  • Do not drive over fallen lines and stay in your vehicle if a power line falls on your car – if you have to get out of your vehicle do not touch your vehicle while stepping on ground.
  • If you don’t have electricity prevent poisoning from carbon monoxide by:
    • Only using generators outside away from doors, windows and vents – never indoors
    • Never cook inside with charcoal or gas grills and don’t try and heat your home with your gas stove.


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