Weather

Cold weather shelters

Please view the list of locations typically open in Snohomish County available for the public to have a safe place to go when temperatures drop below 32-34 degrees. Please call or visit their websites for specific information.

Cooling Stations

Please view the list of locations typically open in Snohomish County available for the public to have a safe place to cool off when the temperatures rise. Please call 425-339-8634 for specific information.

FLOODING

It is important to follow proper health and safety precautions when returning home or cleaning up after a flood. For tips and resources, please review our Cleaning Up After a Flood (PDF) guide.

Power Outages

Power outages can cause a number of safety concerns; knowing the following information can help.

  1. Before a Power Outage
  2. During a Power Outage
  3. Keep Food Safe
  • Consider buying a generator. When installing a generator, follow the instructions carefully. Keep your generator outside and run a cord inside. Don't connect your generator to main service panels—it's dangerous! Be sure to place a carbon monoxide detector indoors.
  • Have a safe alternative heat source and supply of fuel. Never burn charcoal or use a generator indoors.
  • If you own an electric garage door opener, know how to open the door without power.
  • Make sure your disaster preparedness kit contains light sticks, flashlights, a battery-powered radio with extra batteries and a wind-up clock.
  • Register life-sustaining and medical equipment with your utility company.