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Lynnwood taking steps to prepare for a disaster

LYNNWOOD — The city of Lynnwood has launched a year-long campaign to become more prepared for disasters.About 300 people attended a March 15 public meeting focused on earthquakes and other disasters and south Snohomish County. The meeting was held at Edmonds Community...

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

Thousands without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

SEATTLE — Thousands of people were still without power Monday a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.Strong winds toppled trees and power lines, temporarily closed major roads and knocked out power to stoplights, complicating the Monday morning commute.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

1 dead in Seattle as winds whip through Western Washington

SEATTLE — A strong windstorm battered much of western Washington on Sunday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and toppling trees, one of which killed a man in Seattle when it landed on his car.

Date: 03/13/2016 | Northwest

Windstorm whips Puget Sound region; 1 dies in Seattle

EVERETT — A strong windstorm swept into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, knocking down trees all across the region and cutting power to thousands.

Date: 03/13/2016 | Local News

High wind warning in effect for western Washington on Sunday

EVERETT — The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a high wind warning for all of western Washington from 2-11 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Local News

Coastal residents in Oregon, Washington brace for high winds

PORTLAND, Ore. — Residents along the central and northern coast of Oregon and southern coast of Washington experienced high winds that weather forecasters say have topped 70 mph in places.

Date: 03/09/2016 | Northwest

Wind cuts power to some 16,000 Snohomish County homes

MARYSVILLE — A wind storm in Western Washington on Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to roughly 16,000 homes in Snohomish County.

Date: 03/01/2016 | Local News

Arborist: Root rot contributed to fatal tree fall in Gig Harbor

TACOMA — A California arborist says the tree that fell and killed a Washington state man over the summer had root rot disease, making it more likely to fall in high winds.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Northwest

Obama signs disaster declaration for November storms

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Northwest

Death toll from wind storm climbs to 4 in Spokane County

SPOKANE — The death toll from a wind storm that struck Spokane County last November has climbed to four.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Northwest

Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for fall storm

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has asked President Barack Obama to approve his request for a major disaster declaration.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Northwest

Farewell to an old friend

Beloved cedar succumbs to storm

Date: 12/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Uprooted from tradition

Windstorm-toppled tree decked out in lights for the final time

Date: 12/22/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Weather Service issues high wind watch for coastal areas

PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch starting late Saturday that includes the central Oregon coast up through the south Washington coast.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Northwest

Storm victim's fiancee grieves a 'love that grew every day'

MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...

Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News

Storm hit Index particularly hard, bringing down hundreds of trees

EVERETT — Well, the dry spell is over.That much was clear after last week's massive storm of water and wind.Snohomish County is collecting damage reports from property owners,...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News

U.S. 2 reopens — for now

SKYKOMISH — Cars and trucks started rolling Sunday morning over U.S. 2 to the east of Skykomish for the first time since storm damage shut down the highway this past week.Only a single lane over a bridge damaged in the storm is open with traffic alternating between...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

Few PUD customers still without power

EVERETT — Linemen have restored power to nearly all of the 150,000 Snohomish County PUD customers who lost electricity during this past Tuesday’s windstorm.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

All power nearly restored in Snohomish County following storm

EVERETT — Linemen worked through near-freezing temperatures Saturday night to restore power to a few hundred Snohomish County PUD customers who have been without electricity since heavy wind and rain hit the area earlier in the week.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News

Storm damaged many national forest trails and roads

Last week's storm with heavy rain, strong wind and snow caused widespread damage to roads and trails throughout Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, rangers say.U.S. 2 is closed at Skykomish due to erosion under a bridge. That blocks access to some trails, including...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Explore NW

PUD still hard at work

No estimates of when thousands will get power back

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Storm knocked out power to half of PUD's customers

EVERETT — The afternoon surge in Tuesday's windstorm sent debris, branches and even whole trees crashing into power lines around Snohomish County, plunging more than 150,000 customers into darkness.The storm was one of the most devastating in

Date: 11/18/2015 | Local News

Cleaning up the mess

This storm had everything, and few were spared

Date: 11/18/2015 | Local News

3 killed, thousands without power in Northwest windstorm

SEATTLE — Cleanup began Wednesday in Washington state after a powerful storm killed three people, cut power to more than 300,000 residents and flooded rivers.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Northwest

Areas of Olympic National Park closing Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park officials say they’ll close six areas of the park Thursday ahead of expected heavy rain and high winds.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

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