Windstorms and power outages: PUD working to reduce down time, improve reliability

In the wake of the most severe windstorms in recent years, Snohomish County PUD says it has stepped up efforts to work with local officials, businesses and citizens to enhance electrical system reliability and shorten outage times. The first big windstorm hit in early December, breaking branches, blowing down trees and causing protracted outages to…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Sunday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Sunday, Dec. 28 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

Disaster preparedness class starts in January

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in the City of Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes. How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to…

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Three days after a major windstorm on Dec. 11 scattered tree limbs and knocked out power to much if not all of Mountlake Terrace, there was still clean up and repair work to do in the area. Sustained wind speeds of 45 miles per hour were recorded throughout Snohomish County on Thursday night. Snohomish County…

Windstorm knocks out power across Snohomish County

Snohomish County PUD reports “13,000 scattered outages” across Snohomish County Friday, following Thursday night’s ferocious windstorm. There were no specific reports available for any one community, according to PUD. Thursday night’s Mountlake Terrace City Council work session was cut short due to a power outage. Monday’s agenda will be revised as a result of the shorter…

City preparing for winter weather; residents can do their part too

The city is getting ready now for winter weather by sweeping streets, cleaning storm drains and preparing for deicing and snow plowing. The City is well equipped for snow removal and deicing operations that are typical for Western Washington. The city’s fleet includes five trucks equipped with snowplows and sand/salt spreaders and a sixth truck…

National Weather Service issues flood watch for Snohomish County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Snohomish County for Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Heavy rainfall is possible through Wednesday evening. Small streams could rise rapidly and possibly flood. A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring.

City suggests residents keep storm drains clear of debris

Fall is here and with rain in the forecast, the City of Mountlake Terrace suggests residents prepare for bad weather to protect their home and property. Late autumn brings falling leaves along with heavy rains that can clog storm drains and cause flooding. Residents can help prevent flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves and debris….

City urges residents to prepare for emergencies, offers online resources

The City of Mountlake Terrace advises residents that snow and windstorms, floods, earthquakes, fire, extended power outages and influenza outbreaks are emergencies that the Puget Sound area has experienced and they can happen at any time. It is important to take time to prepare for potential emergencies as winter approaches. People should prepare to take…

Emegency Services Coordinating Agency offers disaster preparedness classes

  How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to days for emergency responders to meet the needs of the public following a major disaster. The…

MLT getting ready for winter weather

The city is preparing now for whatever winter weather may come this season by sweeping streets, cleaning storm drains and preparing for possible de-icing and snow plowing. The City of Mountlake Terrace is equipped for snow removal and de-icing operations that are typical for Western Washington with a fleet of five trucks equipped with snowplows…