“Atmospheric river” or rain heading our way?, verifying your vaccination, important election links, flu shots, welcoming refugees, housing, Sound Transit...

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October 28, 2021


As you may have heard, the “atmospheric river” of rain that has been deluging California is supposed to be headed our way. This afternoon, the County opened its Flood Warning Center to monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River. And the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for many areas in Western Washington starting at noon today. As is becoming all too common of late, I’m having to include information on emergency preparedness, this time about flood preparation.  Please see these links for helpful information:  

- How to prepare for flooding – King County webpage

- King County flood services and information webpage: Learn where to get flood warnings and alerts and general information on flooding.

And, here is an important message from the County’s Wastewater Treatment Division: As rainy weather approaches, we are on the job 24/7. Let’s pray for no back up or other issues at the Westpoint Wastewater Treatment plant!

Also included below is more information on verifying your vaccination, even if you’ve lost your card, as well as tips for protecting unvaccinated children, important election links, and the latest on Health Through Housing, rental assistance and much more. I also want to draw your attention to the fact that Sound Transit has extended the application deadline for Community Advisory Groups on the West Seattle – Ballard link extension project. So you now have until Monday, November 1st to submit your application.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov.   

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.