If you haven’t heard, a storm is coming. Here is an official statement from the National Weather Service. It’s a great idea to get prepared, even if the storm doesn’t arrive, so that you are safe and/or ready for next time. Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for the storm.
1. Cell Phone Tips from King 5. You can also follow them on Facebook for Live updates on the storm.
2. Have a backup plan. In case of an emergency, know where you are going to meet your family. If you need specific medication that requires power, know where you can get help.
3. Keep some cash on hand
4. Charge everything! And, it might be useful to have a chargeable battery on hand that can charge a few devices, like your cell phone!
5. Add batteries to all your flashlights. Know where your candles are in the house. It’s much harder to find these things in the dark.
6. Check your emergency packs and food. Don’t have an emergency pack? Put a few things together so you can make it a few days.
7. Get your camp stove ready (don’t use it inside!) so you can make some warm food.
8. Fill your car up with gas
9. Find those extra blankets and get ready in case the house gets really cold.
10. Don’t forget your pets. Make sure you have everything needed for them as well.
Traffic Update (from SDOT):
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13:
Pike People Street – Art Walk: Second of three pilot programs to create a continuous pedestrian plaza by partially closing E Pike St and 11th Ave while still providing a flow of vehicle access and room for activities from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14:
Weyerhaeuser Grand Opening: An employee celebration of their new Pioneer Square Headquarters. Occidental Ave S between S Main St and S Washington St will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday. About 770 people are expected to attend.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14:
Hillary Clinton Visit: With special guest speakers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Paramount Theater from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 9th Ave between Pike St and Pine Street will be closed to traffic.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15:
Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk: The American Heart Association fundraising event with a 5K route and 1 Mile Survivor Route. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. from Seattle Center, heads east on Mercer St, south on 5th Ave N to Cedar, south on 4th Ave to University St and turns around back to Seattle Center. About 6,000 people are expected to participate.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16:
Pike People Street – Daytime: Last of three pilot programs will close E Pike St between 10th Ave and 11th Ave to extend the pedestrian area across Pike St to allow for public space activity from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons: Kick-off at 1:25 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. About 65,000 are expected to attend.
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