Contact: Pattijean Hooper
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland encourages its residents and businesses to be safe during the wind advisory that is currently in effect. The wind storm is resulting in downed trees and power outages in Kirkland. The following resources are offered to help keep you prepared and respond to weather incidents:
Office of Emergency Management
- Report emergencies to 9-1-1.
- View current weather conditions, go to www.weather.gov/seattle.
- Report road, spill, and water hazards within Kirkland city limits to 425-587-3900 (24-hour). Response crews will be dispatched.
- Report power outages to Puget Sound Energy, 1-888-225-5773. View outage map at pse.com.
- During the weather event, public information will be available on the City’s website at www.kirklandwa.gov, posted on twitter at www.twitter.com/kirklandgov.
Citizens and businesses are reminded to have emergency supplies on hand for extended power outages. Emergency kits should include food, water, flashlights, batteries, medications and access to a power source to charge phones.
The American Red Cross encourages residents to check on their neighbors who have access or functional needs, such as disabled persons or seniors, during severe weather.
Remember to use alternate heat sources safely and wisely during a power outage. Follow manufacturers’ instructions and adequately vent areas where carbon monoxide can build up. Do not use outdoor grills, camp stoves, or generators indoors, including in garages, as they may cause serious or fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.
Debris in streets and on top of storm drains will result from the wind. Please clear leaves, dirt and other debris away from the storm drains to prevent flooding. Do not rake leaves into the street but collect them and dispose of them in your yard compost. Property owners are responsible for keeping the sidewalk areas in front of homes and businesses clear of debris. (08.29.15)