Update on Edmonds

be preparedby Thom Sullivan, Facilities Maintenance Manager, Public Works

With our first bout of fall weather this past weekend it is a timely reminder that winter is just around the corner. Please take this opportunity to make sure you and your property are prepared in the months to come. Here are some tips to ensure you’re ready:

Be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions

Plan for the cold and flu season
Ü Get a flu shot
Ü Stock up on cold and flu supplies

Prepare your car
Ü Replace worn windshield wipers
Ü Wash your windshield inside and out
Ü Inflate your tires to the recommended air pressure – wet weather equals slick roads
Ü Carry a winter weather kit in your car with water, food, flashlight and a blanket
Ü Assure all vehicle lighting is adjusted properly and functioning
Ü Ensure snow chains are in your vehicle

Prepare your house
Ü Disconnect your garden hose from your house and cover your hose bib
Ü Clean debris from roof and gutters
Ü Have your primary source of heat professionally serviced
Ü Always monitor the safe usage of electric space heaters, and never run them on extension cords
Ü Make sure you have an ABC fire extinguisher in your home
Ü Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries twice annually
Ü Have a flashlight and spare batteries available in case of power outage

Winter storms can cause a host of problems, not the least of which is power outages. If you lose power contact Snohomish County PUD at 425.783.1001. You can also check their Out Center for information on how to stay safe during an outage and more.

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