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Storm emergency numbers

Life or property threatening emergencies9-1-1
Report non-life threatening problems with power, water, sewer or drainage 206-684-3000
Report blockage below the street surface that is not remedied by removing the obstacle 206-386-1800
Food, shelter and other human services 2-1-1
King County Damage Report Hotline (7 am to 7 pm) 1-800-523-5044
Report falling trees endangering public roadways or power lines 206-386-1218
Roadway obstructions (SDOT) 206-386-1218
Traffic signal problems (SDOT) 206-386-1206
Landslide blocking a street 206-386-1218
Electrical outage hotline (after 6 pm) (Seattle City Light) 206-684-7400
Temporary shelter 866-4CRISIS

Safety Tips

Live Wire Warning
Keep your distance from any downed line. Anyone seeing a downed line should immediately report it by calling 684-3000.

Darkened Intersections
Treat all darkened intersections as a four way stop and to be cautious of drivers who may not stop.

Apartments without Fire Alarms
Apartment buildings without power for prolonged periods of time will lose their fire alarm systems and should conduct a fire watch to keep residents safe.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Do not bring barbecue or other open flame sources into the home. The smoke from open flame indoors can lead to death or injury from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


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