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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 22, 2009

City to help residents prepare for extreme weather

Plowing snow in BellevueThe City of Bellevue will hold two open houses this fall to help residents prepare for major wind, rain and snow storms. The first Extreme Weather Expo is set for Oct. 28 at City Hall and the second will be at Lewis Creek Park on Nov. 18.

Blizzards, floods and destructive wind storms have hit Bellevue in recent years. Residents can limit the impacts of such events with simple preparations around their homes before an event and some common-sense actions during one.

Staff from the Utilities, Transportation, Fire and Police departments will be on hand at the workshops. Representatives from AAA Washington, Puget Sound Energy, the Bellevue School District, King County Metro Transit and Allied Waste will be at the Oct. 28 open house.

  • The first Extreme Weather Expo will be 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, on the first-floor concourse of City Hall (450 110th Ave. NE). This event will expand on last year's snow and ice focus to include information on how to deal with heavy rain and wind storms.
  • The second open house will be 4:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Lewis Creek Park visitor center (5808 Lakemont Blvd.). It will cover wind and rain and also target ice and snow concerns of residents in south Bellevue, where steep roads and higher elevations present particular challenges.

Extreme Weather Response covers the city's snow response priorities map, emergency preparedness, emergency phone numbers, post-storm garbage and debris collection and more. You can bookmark this page and sign up to receive e-mail updates by phone or computer during extreme weather events.

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Contact Information

Utilities Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Wendy Hairfield, Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 425-452-5215
E-mail: whairfield@bellevuewa.gov


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