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Severe wind and rain forecast

A series of severe storms are forecast for the next several days:
Late tonight into Thursday: rain and strong winds starting along the coast.
Late Thursday into Friday: the forecast calls for windy conditions throughout Western Washington and rainfall of up to 2” in the Puget Sound area.
Saturday: the most powerful of the storms is forecast, with widespread power outages and tree damage possible.

Disaster preparedness tips

If you haven’t yet prepared, now is the time! Be sure you have a disaster kit, including flashlights with extra batteries.


Trees and power lines down
Watch for fallen trees and power lines

Stay alert, don't get hurt

Tips for windstorms & power outages

  • Stay away from downed power lines and sagging trees with broken limbs.
  • Contact your local utility provider to report power outages. PSE and Snohomish County PUD manage power for Bothell. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Prevent localized flooding

  • Keep storm drains clear to help reduce flooding on local streets and neighborhoods.
  • Rake fallen leaves into your yard waste bin
  • Use leaves as mulch on garden beds and landscaped areas
  • Join the Adopt-A-Drain program
  • Please make sure any landscaping companies hired by your Home Owners Association also refrain from blowing leaves into the street.


Bothell rocks! Neither a fire nor a windstorm can keep us down. So, with the weather forecast in mind, we’re moving Bothell’s Third Annual Beer Festival ….underground, to the City Hall parking garage.  We’re not going to let the wind and rain ruin our fun.

Join us this Saturday and get out of the weather for beer tasting from 23 different breweries and great food!
Tickets are still available and you’ll save $5 when you purchase online.  See you there.

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