High Wind Warning in Northwest Washington

This alert expired on November 13, 2017 at 9:00:00 PM PST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Bellevue and Vicinity; Bremerton and Vicinity; East Puget Sound Lowlands; Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca; Everett and Vicinity; Hood Canal Area; Lower Chehalis Valley Area; Seattle and Vicinity; Southwest Interior; Tacoma Area

Posted November 13, 2017 at 2:56:00 PM PST


* WIND...South 25 to 40 mph with gusts TO 60 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...The I-5 metro corridor from Lewis
county north to Snohomish county. Includes the greater Seattle
area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.

* TIMING...strong winds will affect the area through early this

* IMPACTS...Falling trees and limbs, power outages, and minor
damage to structures.

Recommended actions

High winds can topple trees onto roads, vehicles, and rooftops.
Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause
fatalities during windstorms. Downed power lines can cause power
outages lasting a couple of hours or longer. Secure loose
outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially
damaging winds arrive.

Tips from ready.gov

Excerpted from ready.gov

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Know where to shelter (ie: basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc) if conditions warrant and where shelters in your area are located.

  • Ensure your home is ready - Elevate items in the basement which could be flooded. Bring in outdoors items such as children''s toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged.
    Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.

  • More:

  • What to do before severe weather.

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