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Posted on: October 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Safety Guidelines for Storm Conditions

SEQUIM—A storm involving severe winds and heavy rain is expected to hit western Washington Saturday night, October 15, and extend into Sunday morning with winds and rain tapering as the day progresses.
The National Weather Service reminds residents of the following safety rules to observe during storm conditions:
• Downed trees and power lines are one of the biggest hazards with extreme wind. Most fatalities from storms occur outside. Residents are reminded to avoid being outside, walking or driving, during a storm, and to be aware of downed power lines that can be hidden under tree branches and leaves.
• Power outages are common during storms. Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the largest causes of fatalities during a power outage. Residents are reminded to keep all barbeques outside and to keep generators outside and well ventilated.
• Neighbors are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially seniors and more vulnerable individuals, to ensure their safety.
• Before and after the storm, when it is safe to do so, clear leaves and debris from storm drains to assist with the flow of storm water.

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