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Kirkland News Room

Be storm savvy: Avoid parks and trails when winds pick up

Contact: Kathy Cummings
City Manager’s Office

Kirkland, Wash – The City of Kirkland reminds residents that during high wind events like those predicted this weekend it is best to avoid areas with large trees including City parks and the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The dangers of falling limbs or uprooted trees could put people in precarious situations. We hold our designated “Tree City” honor in high regard, but value the safety of citizens more and ask that everyone remain storm savvy.

City departments have been preparing for the predicted storms all week. The Public Works department is city workers prep for stormworking extra shifts, tools have been sharpened, generators fueled and the entire team is ready to deal with nature’s force. The Parks department staff is on-call to assist as necessary. Police, Fire, Public Works and Parks have all been coordinating with the City’s Emergency Management team which is monitoring the events closely.

Information will be released on the City website, as it is available. Follow the City’s Facebook account at and Twitter @Kirklandgov for immediate updates. Report downed trees and flooding to Pubic Works by calling 425 587-3900. For emergencies dial 911.