PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Press Release

Redmond Mayor Declares State of Emergency

February 9, 2019

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 

Redmond, WA – Mayor John Marchione has declared a state of emergency for Redmond, Washington due to the major snow event overnight and the continued winter storm warning in effect through 4:00 p.m. today. Redmond received over six inches of snow in the last twenty-four hours and is expecting continued accumulation today. Heavy snow is weighing down tree limbs and the National Weather Service is predicting increased wind over the next few hours. Tree limbs and power lines may be affected.

“This proclamation will allow the City to take additional actions to keep the Redmond community safe”, said Mayor Marchione. “We are requesting that you stay indoors and off the roads unless it’s an emergency”, said Marchione. “If you have to go out, please take it very slow and don’t abandon your vehicles in the roadways.”

In preparation for what may be a windy afternoon and evening, we recommended that you:

  • Remember not to touch downed power lines and stay back a minimum 35 feet
  • Charge cell phones and mobile devices in case of a power outage
  • Download the PSE mobile outage app to track and report outages, check status and get estimated restoration times, or visit
  • Do not bring generators or grills indoors

You can view the signed Proclamation of Emergency on the City website. The City will continue to keep residents informed with updates to the City website, as well as Facebook (@CityofRedmond) and Twitter (@CityOfRedmond) as information becomes available. To view the City of Redmond snow and ice response routes, visit To learn more about the latest weather conditions and predictions, visit the National Weather Service website at

Residents can view live traffic cameras on the City’s website at For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on