Is your household ready for the forecasted storm this weekend?
Make sure you have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water, flashlights and a radio. For more tips and checklists to help you prepare, visit Seattle Office of Emergency Management.
If you have not already, take a few minutes and sign up for AlertSeattle, the City of Seattle’s emergency notification system. It will keep you informed regarding weather-related information and power outages.
Remember, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a dangerous, odorless, poisonous gas. Heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of CO. Follow these tips to help keep your house fire and carbon monoxide safe:
- Only use a charcoal grill, hibachi, or portable camping stove outdoors and never use them to heat your home.
- Before lighting a fire, ensure chimneys and flues are in good condition and not blocked.
- Always run a generator and any gas-powered equipment outdoors.
CO can cause severe illness and death. If you experience symptoms of headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and mental confusion; get outside and call 911.