Bothell Storm 2016 (#BothellStorm16)

We weathered the storm

October 24, 2016

Public Works crews are operating street sweepers seven days/week picking up fallen leaves. You can do your part by keeping storm drains clear near your property.
The City of Bothell Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) deactivated at 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Fire, Police and Public Works crews worked through the night to monitor and respond to storm-related issues.  The flooding, road closure, and power outage issues reported to the City are all resolved.

Operations crews removing storm debris

Removing debris from Oct. 15 storm

Know what's happening

Easy ways to stay informed about road and facility closures:

  • Sign up for emergency alerts, a local alert system.
  • Check our social media sites. We're using #BothellStorm16.

Be prepared

Learn how to prepare for emergencies to safeguard yourself and your family.


  • Be sure you have a disaster kit, including flashlights with extra batteries.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and sagging trees with broken limbs.
  • Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, or propane heaters for indoor heating. Doing so can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. These can also increase the risk of fire.
  • Generators should only be operated outdoors, and far from open windows and vents.
  • Listen to your portable weather radio, battery-operated radio, or television for current information.

Who to call for help

To report power outages, contact your local utility provider:

  • Puget Sound Energy - 1-888-225-5773
  • Snohomish County PUD - 425-783-1001 or 1-877-783-1001
  • Do not call 911 to report power outages.

To report emergencies, including trees down over roads:

  • Call 911. City crews will respond when they're able and it is safe to do so.

For non-emergencies:

  • Call Bothell Police at 425-486-1254. This number is staffed 24/7.

Traffic information (Washington State): 

  • Call 5-1-1

Social services: 

  • Call 2-1-1