Prepare for Severe Weather This Week

The National Weather Service is forecasting prolonged heavy rain, and high winds from time to time, for the next several days.  As you can see from the image below, a long train of moisture is aimed directly at Western Washington.

Weather guru Cliff Mass has more information about the storm on his blog.

So what should you do to prepare?  Check storm drains near your house to be sure they are not plugged with leaves.  Monitor your roof drains to be sure they are working correctly.  Seattle Public Utilities has more information about storms and flooding here

Be prepared to deal with a power outage if we have high winds — flashlights, food that doesn’t need to be heated, and so forth.  The Take Winter by Storm site has more ideas about being prepared for a power outage.

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