City of Tukwila Emergency Management
15005 Tukwila International Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 206 971-8750
Winter Storms are quite common and can bring wind, snow and ice. When there’s a winter weather risk to the Seattle area, the National Weather Service will issue alerts and share information through social media. Consider following the weather service on Facebook.
Here are some things you can do to “weather the storm.”
During Extreme Cold
- When possible, stay home and stay inside.
- If you have to go outside, wear layers and carry a cell phone with you.
- Check on your neighbors, children, and elderly and chronically ill in your communities and families to make sure they’re okay.
- Bring pets inside. If you cannot bring them indoors, provide warm and dry shelter with access to unfrozen water.
Know the Signs of Cold-Related Illness
Seek medical treatment immediately if you or someone you know has these symptoms:
Practice Fire Safety & Prepare Your Home
- Never leave space heaters unattended.
- Never use your stove or oven to heat your home.
- Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re working.
- Have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it.
- Protect your pipes from damage.
During a Winter Storm
- When possible, stay off the roads and inside. If you must drive, use extreme caution and have winter weather emergencies supplies in your trunk.
- Stay tuned to your local news.
- Know how to contact your loved ones and stay connected with them throughout the storm.
- Follow the instructions of emergency officials.
Prepare for Power Outages
- Winter Storms can sometimes cause a power outage. For more information, visit our power outage page [hyperlink blue text to power outage hazard page]
- Keep generators outside and away from your home.
- Stay warm: wear warm clothes and got to a public place (library, mall, community center) for some relief.
- Avoid fire hazards. Use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns.
- Preserve cell phone battery life. Texting saves battery life compared to calling.