Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak | Sit Rep 4 | March 3 , 2020



We appreciate you reading this post and joining in the fight against this virus and its spread by educating yourself. We wish all of you safety out there, no matter where you visit or stay. – Ed.


There are a total of 60 cases with 12 states reporting in. Six deaths have been reported according to the CDC, as of March 3, 2020.


7 New Cases

  • LifeCare employee, female, 40’s. Never hospitalized, recovering at home.
  • Family member of confirmed case, female, 60’s, never hospitalized.
  • LifeCare frequent visitor, male, 70’s, unknown condition.
  • Male, 20’s, unknown exposure.  At Swedish Issaquah.
  • Second male, 20’s, unknown exposure. At same hospital.
  • LifeCare resident, female, 80’s, never hospitalized. Died on 2/26/2020.
  • LifeCare resident, male, 50’s, Died on 2/26/2020 in Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

There are 14 current confirmed cases in Washington State.


Photo Credit | Seattle FD


The Seattle – King County Public Health has confirmed there has been seven (7) new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, making the total in Washington to 21 infected individuals.  Of these total cases, eight (8) have died.  One person was reported as ill but has since died.

If you believe you have been exposed to a confirmed virus case, call 206-477-3977 from 8am – 7pm PST  This is the King County has a Novel Coronavirus Call Center.

If you are Healthcare Provider, call the King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center.

Call 9-1-1- if, you are having a medical emergency only. Do not go to the ER.  The ER is for most critical needs.

Call Your Healthcare Provider if, you have a cough, fever, other respiratory problems. Do not go to the ER.


(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/3/2020 – 2111 PST





Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak | Sit Rep 3 | March 2 , 2020


MARCH 2, 2020 | MONDAY

We appreciate you reading this post and joining in the fight against this virus and its spread by educating yourself. We wish all of you safety out there, no matter where you visit or stay. – Ed.


New Cases – Last 24 hours

Armenia, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Iceland and Indonesia.

Total Confirmed Cases

88,948 confirmed cases with 1,804 new confirmed cases reported.  Outside of China, there are 8,774 confirmed total cases, with 1,598 new confirmations in the last 24 hours in 64 countries.  Of those countries, six new ones are reporting in in the last 24 hours.  128 deaths have been reported totally with 24 new ones since yesterday.



Photo Credit | Seattle FD

King County

The King County Department of Public Health states as of March 2, 2020 at 1736 hours PST there have been five (5) confirmed deaths have died.

Novel coronavirus fact sheet

Four additional confirmed cases have been reported in King County, Washington. The total confirmed cases are now 14.

First notable response actions is purchasing a motel, setting up modular housing units on publicly-owned parking lots and on other available land(s).

“We have moved to a new stage in the fight to contain and mitigate this outbreak. King County is aligned and organized behind this common mission, with Public Health – Seattle & King County as our lead agency,” said Executive Constantine. “We will direct all available resources to help cities, health-care facilities, businesses, and families continue life as normally as possible. But our best strategies depend on millions of residents actively following established disease prevention guidelines.”


25 Kirkland and seven firefighters, along with two Kirkland Police Officers were quarantined as of February 29, 2020. This was due to an exposure at the long-term REHAB and nursing facility.


Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, the first step is to contact your primary physician via telephone. Avoid calling 911 unless faced with a life-threatening emergency. – Fire Departments



For Doctors


Stopping the Spread

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, the Public Health Department reminds you there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Don’t go to the ER unless life-threatening.

Sources |  CDC Seattle, Seattle – King County Public Health, Fire Departments.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/2/2020 – 2105 hours PST





Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak | Sit Rep 2 | March 1, 2020


MARCH 1, 2020 | SUNDAY

Information in this post is from verified sources.  Please see the bottom of this post for great organizations and agencies for ways you can protect yourself and your family, communities, businesses, etc. and resources to help you during this global event. 

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Photo Credit | Jefferson County (WA) Public Health

We appreciate you reading this post and joining in the fight against this virus and its spread by educating yourself. We wish all of you safety out there, no matter where you visit or stay. – Ed.



New Cases – Last 24 hours

Azerbaan, Ecuador, Ireland, Monaco and Qatar all report in with their first new confirmed cases.

Total Confirmed Cases

There are currently, 87,137 confirmed cases. 1,739 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Outside of China, 7,169 confirmed cases with 1,160 newly reported. 58 countries are impacted with 5 new ones reporting in. 104 deaths with 18 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.


New Increases After Steady Decline

After a drop in new cases in China, there has been a shift and now after two consecutive days, there is another increase and the WHO organization is watching and investigating what is causing the surge.


Presumptive Positives

Week of February 23, 2020, the CDC announces community to Washington, Oregon and two locations in California have occurred, with one healthcare worker with a presumptive positive.

State Level

Governor’s Office

Declares a State of Emergency.

WA Department of Health

Call Center created for Questions and Answers, report unwellness or symptoms. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

King County

North Bend 

The Fire Training Center in North Bend was removed from the Quarantine Site list as a potential site is no longer needed.  Current academy firefighters have returned to their quarters as previously occupied. – City of North Bend.


25 Kirkland Firefighters and 2 Kirkland Police Officers are placed in 14-day quarantine along with the closure of Fire Station 15, as being overly cautions.

Lake WA School District 

“In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.

LWSD has activated our Emergency Operations Center. This team of LWSD staff is actively working to coordinate information, communications, and operations to ensure that we are being intentional about how best to prepare for and respond to the needs of our students and staff. As part of this activation, we have been in contact with EvergreenHealth, emergency management departments from our three cities, and the Department of Public Health for Seattle & King County to provide the most current and factual information.

We know that many of you are wondering about school closures. At this time, we are planning to open schools as usual on Monday. We will update families should this decision change based on guidance from the Department of Public Health.

Here are the ways we can work together to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading in our schools:

  • Keep students home if they are sick. We have prepared general guidance for our families and staff on when to keep students home from school. It is available here:…/…/too-sick-for-school.
  • Students who meet these criteria while at school will be isolated and sent home.
  • Symptoms that a child is too sick for school:
  • Fever: temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • Child must not have a fever for 24 hours before returning to school.
    Vomiting: child should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting.
  • Chronic cough and/or runny nose: continual coughing and excessive nasal discharge.
  • Conditions may be contagious and may require treatment from your health care provider.
  • Diarrhea: more than one watery stool in a 24-hour period, especially if the child acts or looks ill.
  • Sore throat: especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck.
  • Rash: body rash, especially with fever or itching.
  • Ear infection: with fever.
  • Ear infection: without fever. Student can attend school, but the child may need medical treatment and follow-up. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
  • Eye infection: Eye infection: pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from eye.
  • Unusual appearance, behavior: abnormally tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable. This is sufficient reason to exclude a child from school.

Wash hands frequently. Staff will work with all our students when they return to school on Monday to remind them of good hand washing procedures.
Avoid hand to face contact, avoiding eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
In addition, custodians will continue with regular cleaning with an emphasis on touchpoints at all buildings and schools.

We will continue to follow the guidance provided to us by the Department of Public Health for Seattle & King County and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), should a case occur in one of our schools.

Coronavirus is not specific to any race, nationality, or ethnicity. We want to ensure that students and staff do not experience harassment or stigmatization as a result of concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Please report any concerns about harmful behaviors to a teacher, counselor or school administrator. You can find additional resources for responding to stigma at:

We will provide more frequent updates to families as we have updates or additional information to share. You can find these resources on our website:…/health-servi…/coronavirus-information.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to use our Let’s Talk button on the front page of our website and select “Coronavirus” as the interest area.

We know this is an uneasy time for our communities, and we appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep kids and adults healthy.

Sincerely | Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent – Lake Washington School District” – Lake WA SD Website and emailed to parents on 2/29/2020 around 2030 hours PST


Seattle – King County Public Health releases statement today, two more confirmed cases bringing total to six.

  • Female, 50’s, traveled to South Korea. Recovering at home. Confirmed case reported.
  • Female, 70’s resident of LifeCare in Kirkland.  At Evergreen Hospital. Case reported.
  • Female, 40’s, Lifecare Employee, hospitalized at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue. Case reported.
  • Male, 50’s, was hospitalized has died at Evergreen Hospital. Reported case and first death.
  • Male, 60’s hospitalized at Valley Medical Center in Renton. Has underlying health conditions, in critical but stable condition. New confirmed case reported.
  • Male, 60’s in Virginia Medical Center (hospital). Has underlying medical conditions. Is in critical condition.


  • Out of an abundance of caution, 7 of our medics have been quarantined due to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Redmond Fire Dept is fully staffed & responding to calls as normal. We are monitoring the situation alongside KC Public Health.


  • Hazen High School will be closed on Monday, March 2, 2020 for cleaning after a student and a parent are experiencing flu-like symptoms and tested on Saturday for the virus. They are self-quarantined at home, while awaiting the test results.

Emergency Services

“We along with other fire agencies in King County continue to collaborate closely with Public Health, King County Emergency Medical Services and our Medical Director Dr. Michael Sayre to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking appropriate safety measures to protect our personnel while continuing to respond to medical emergencies.

Members of the public who think they may have contracted the virus and are in stable condition should consult with their primary physician via telephone, instead of calling 911 (unless symptoms are more serious).”

Read more about preparation efforts by King County fire agencies:…/ – King County (WA) Fire Chiefs

Snohomish County

Current Status

  • 1 new case as of 3/1/2020. Male student, pending results.
  • Previous case in January was a Bothell High School student. Results were negative.

Snohomish Health District

“The Snohomish Health District is aware of the preliminary findings released by the Seattle Flu Study, suggesting that coronavirus has been spreading for close to six weeks. We are still evaluating the findings with our state and local partners and coordinating on next steps.

It’s important to remember that national testing capabilities have only been available for about six weeks. Here in Washington, we’ve only had the ability to test locally for a few days. It is definitely possible that COVID-19 has been circulating, with people experiencing mild symptoms just like the flu.”


Current Status

  • 1 new confirmed case on March 1, 2020
  • 3 tested negative for the virus
  • Total tested 4, 7 are pending results
  • 88 are currently being monitored as of 2/28/2020
  • 229 have completed monitoring without symptoms
  • 8 are under investigation with 2 have been completed w/o symptoms. Total 10 have been investigated.


Fairview Development Center

“Today, the federal government informed the state that it has determined it does not need to use the Fairview Development Center site for the isolation of passengers from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship given the imminent end of the isolation for those passengers and the small number of persons who ended up testing positive for COVID-19.”

Tulare County, California

No Confirmed Cases

“There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tulare County at this time, and immediate health risk to Tulare County residents is low,” states Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught. “COVID-19 is considered an emerging disease, and there is more to learn about it; however, like influenza, it is a respiratory disease, and there are measures community members can all take to prevent illness.” – Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Santa Clara County

Current Status

  • Total 7 confirmed cases including 3 new reported today alone.  One is an adult female with an unknown age and the last two are a couple who traveled to Egypt, Patients #5 and #6 had underlying medical conditions.

No photo description available.

Test Kits


Current Status

  • 1 confirmed case as of 3/1/2020. Female patient contracted virus when visited Iran. Has respiratory issues but not in serious condition. Has been in a controlled situation since arriving to the State. In her late 30’s.

Emergency Legislature

“Last week I called for the Legislature to pass a $40 million emergency management authorization to confront this evolving situation — I look forward to its swift passage.

“There is no reason for undue anxiety — the general risk remains low in New York. We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available.” – NY Governor Cuomo



For Doctors



Continues to monitor news sources and agency updates from the CDC, WHO and OSHA.   See updates on their website:


Stopping the Spread

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, the Public Health Department reminds you there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Don’t go to the ER unless life-threatening.



Some on Social Media including a few unnamed U.S. governmental officials are calling this deadly virus a hoax and that it is just going to go away.

Unfortunately, here area the hardest hit Countries reporting into the CDC the numbers of confirmed and new cases; total number of and new deaths in the last 24 hours and can rest assure this is not a joke by a longshot.

We are reporting data of 25 or more confirmed cases due to the high volume of data being recorded.  You will find the number from the highest to the lowest to get the reality of the spread, the impacts and the deaths recorded.


142,823 confirmed cases.

Republic of Korea

3,736 total confirmed cases. 586 new in the last 24 hours. 18 total deaths. 1 in the last 24 hours. Local transmission.


1,128 total confirmed cases. 240 new cases in the last 24 hours. 29 deaths. 8 in the last 24 hours. Local transmissions.

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

705 total confirmed cases. 0 new cases in the last 4 days. 6 total deaths. 0 in the last 24 hours.


593 total confirmed cases. 205 new in the last 24 hours. 43 total deaths. 9 in the last 24 hours. Local transmission.


239 total confirmed cases. 9 new ones in the last 24 hours. 5 total deaths, 0 in the last 24 hours.


102 total confirmed cases. 4 new in the last 24 hours. 0 deaths. Local transmission.


100 total confirmed cases. 43 new in the last 24 hours. 29 total deaths. 8 in the last 24 hours. Local transmission.


57 total confirmed cases. 0 new in last 24 hours. 0 deaths.


45 total confirmed cases. 13 New in last 24 hours.  0 deaths. Local transmissions.


45 total confirmed cases. 0 deaths. Imported cases only.


42 total confirmed cases. 0 new cases. 0 deaths. Local transmission.


40 total confirmed cases. 2 new cases. 0 deaths reported. Imported cases.


25 total confirmed cases.  1 in the last 24 hours. No deaths.

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Photo Credit | Snohomish County Health District


While we try to research each source, resource and its information, it may change from each update as this is a rapidly evolving topic and updates are released from many locations. – Ed.

Sources |  CDC, Seattle – King County Public Health, WA State Department of Health, Governor Jay Inslee, WA Emergency Management,  Oregon Health Authority, California Department of Public Health, OSHA, IAFF, City of Kirkland, City of North Bend, State of California and State of New York.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/20/2020 – 1915 hours PST





Update 2 | February 7, 2020 | Washington State

Thank you for following our Blog posts about adverse weather conditions in Washington State. All information is gleaned from verified sources from government, fire departments, law enforcement, emergency management and other public information.

We will try to list the source where the information is bein received from in a Sit Rep format gleaned from all Social Media channels being broadcasted from.


Weather Fact |Our soggy weather has been sent with a red bow on top all the way from the tropical (U.S.) State of Hawaii.  – Source:  NWS Seattle




Road Closures

SE Lake Holm Road between 130th Ave SE to Auburn Black Diamond Rd | Water over roadway | 2-6 0338 PST


Road Closures

Enumclaw Franklin Rd SE between Franklin Ridge gravel pit and SE Green River Gorge Road | Damaged roadway | 2/7/2020 1205 PST

Turn around

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 20827 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd. Open 24/7.  Empty sandbags and sand provided by County. Self-service. Max 25 sandbags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.


Water Facts | 6″ of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars – Weather Alert



Road Closures

310th Ave NE between NE Carnation Farms Rd and SR 203 (including NE 60th St) | Water over roadway | 2-7 1355 PST

NE 100th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE and NE Carnation Farm Rd | Water over roadway | 2-6 1024 PST

NE Tolt Hill Rd between SR 203 and W Snoqualmie River Rd NE | Water over roadway | 2-6 0838 PST

W Snoqualmie River Rd SE between #1550 x NE Tolt Hill Rd | Water over roadway | 2-1745 PST

NE Tolt Hill Rd between SR 203 and W Snoqualmie River Rd NE | Water over roadway | 2-6 0838 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Carnation Public Works | 33100 NE 45th St.  | Hours:  Weekdays from 0800 – 1630 PST.  Empty bags and sand provided.


Water Fact | A foot of water will float most vehicles. – Weather Alert



Road Closures

EB lanes on Coal Creek Pkwy from 124th Ave SE to Factoria Blvd | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST | Source & Photo Credit:  City of Bellevue Transportation


SE Newport Way from SE 42nd Pl to 133rd Ave SE | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST

Intersection of 134th Ave SE x SE 42nd St | Downed trees on power lines | 2-7 2309 PST

SB Coal Creek Parkway. Both lanes. | Downed tree and power lines over roadway | 2-7 2037 PST

Open Roadways

SE 7th Place, east of Lake Hills Connector | OPEN | was closed 2-5 due to flooding | 2-7 0630 PST


Photo Credit: City of Bellevue Transportation Department (E of the Lake Hills Connector on 2/5/2020)


Flooding Images

The rising of the river is being captured by many photographers as records are being broken all over the State.  Here is a video clip showing extreme flooding. | Video Credit:  City of Duvall

SR 410 X MP 38


Road Closures

A major landslide shutdown this busy thoroughfare. | Photo Credit: WSP Sgt. Zimmerman & Courtesy of  WSP Trooper / PIO Rick Johnson




Road Closures

SE David Powell  Rd x Preston Fall City Rd SE  | Landslide | 2-7 0015 PST

316th Av SE x SE 28th St between SE 24th St and 321st Ave SE | Water over the roadway | 2-6 1115 PST

SE 308th St  between SR 202 x SE 31st St | Water over roadway | 2-6 1115 PST

Neal Road SE x SR 203 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0338 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 33719 SE 44th Place | Open 24/7.  Empty bags and sand provided by County. Self-service. 25 max bags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.

Water Fact | 2 Feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUVs and Trucks. – Weather Alert


Road Closures

Dorre Don Way SE x 230th Ave SE | Water over raodway | 2-7 1315 PST

Maxwell Rd SE between SE Lake Francis and 220th Ave SE | Erosion of roadway | 2-7 1117 PST

Lower Dorre Don Way SE between Upper Dorre Don Way SE to Dorre Don Way SE (the loop) | 2-7 0620 PST


Road Closures

Cedar Falls Rd SE x SE 177th St | Water over roadway | 2-7-2020 1050 PST

428th Ave SE between SE Reinig Rd and SE Ernies Grove Rd | 2/6/2020 1215 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of North Bend City Hall | 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.  | Hours: Monday-Thursday 0830 – 1600 PST, Friday 0830 – 1200 PST.  | Empty sandbags and sand provided by City.  Self-service.  Shovels available. Check in City Hall before bagging.  Bags available after hours when the EOC is open due to flooding.


Road Closures

W Valley Hwy S between Ellingson Rd x 3rd Ave SW | Water over roadway | 2-6 1600 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Pacific | 130 3rd Ave SE. (Across from Police Station) | Open 24/7. Empty sandbags and sand available.  Self-service. 25 max bags per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.


Road  Closures

SE 309th St between 335 Ave SE to W to end of road | Landslide | 2-7 1852 PST


Road Closures

NE 124th St between W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE x SR 203 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0930 PST

204th Pl NE between NE 67th St x SR 202 | Water over roadway | 2-6 0845 PST

Park / Trail Closures


Photo Credit | City of Redmond

Sammamish River Trail at Leary Way | Standing water

Farrel-McWhirter Park | some interior trails closed

Redmond West Wetlands

Bear Creek Trail between Redmond Way and Avondale way

Evan’s Creek Trail from Perrigo Park South to the raised boardwalk area | Water over boardwalk

Bear Creek Bridge on the Puget Sound Energy Trail

Water Safety

The rain is continuing to fall and we want to remind you to avoid driving, walking or riding through standing water. | Source / Photo Credit:  City of Redmond Image

Turnaround, Don’t Drown

The Redmond Police Department would like to remind drivers to never drive around any road closure signs present on flooded roadways.  | Photo Credit:  RPD. Photo taken on February 5th of NE 95th St, east of Willows Road.


Landslide Awareness

Fact Sheet: Recognize Landslide Warning Signs

Release date:
October 17, 2017
Release Number:
R2 DR 4339-PR FS 009
  • Changes in your landscape such as patterns of storm-water drainage on slopes (especially the places where runoff water converges) land movement, small slides, flows, or progressively leaning trees.
  • Doors or windows stick or jam for the first time.
  • New cracks appear in plaster, tile, brick, or foundations.
  • Outside walls, walks, or stairs begin pulling away from the building.
  • Slowly developing, widening cracks appear on the ground or on paved areas such as streets or driveways.
  • Underground utility lines break.
  • Bulging ground appears at the base of a slope.
  • Water breaks through the ground surface in new locations.
  • Fences, retaining walls, utility poles, or trees tilt or move.
  • A faint rumbling sound that increases in volume is noticeable as the landslide nears.
  • Unusual sounds, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together, might indicate moving debris.
  • Collapsed pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other indications of possible debris flow can be seen when driving (embankments along roadsides are particularly susceptible to landslides).

After the Landslide

  • Go to a designated public shelter if you have been told to evacuate or you feel it is unsafe to remain in your home.
  • Stay away from the slide area. There may be danger of additional slides.
  • Listen to local radio or television stations for the latest emergency information.
  • Watch for flooding, which may occur after a landslide or debris flow.
  • Check for injured and trapped persons near the slide, without entering the direct slide area. Direct rescuers to their locations.
  • Check the building foundation, chimney, and surrounding land for damage. Damage to foundations, chimneys, or surrounding land may help you assess the safety of the area.   | Source & Photo Credit:  FEMA via City of Redmond / Photo Courtesy



Road Closures

SE Jones Rd between #18631 x SR 169 | Landslide | 2-6 2024 PST


Landslides in Fire / Disaster Images

(L) This photo was taken on February 5, 2020, of a landslide on the WB side of Maple Valley Hwy and across 1.5 lanes.  It would take fire crews and mutual approximately 3-4 hours to remove it.  Mud and debris impacted drivers on the highway and forcing officials to close it protecting the motoring public.  | Photo Credit:  Renton Fire / RFA PIO

Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 155 Monroe Ave NE | Open 24/7. Empty sandbags and sand provided. Self-service. 25 max per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.


Sandbag Distribution Centers

Delridge Community Center | 4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106. | Filled sandbags. Self-service. 25 max per household or business.

Helene Madison Pool | 13401 Meridian N, 98133 | Same messaging.

South Park Neighborhood | 731 S Sullivan, 98108 | Same messaging.

Meadowbrook Community Center | 10517 35th Ave NE, 98125 | Same messaging.


Sandbag Distribution Center

King County Roads Facility | 74212 Old Cascade Hwy | Open 24/7 | Self-servce. 25 max per vehicle. Bring your own shovel.


Road Closures

SE Reinig Rd from the City of Snoqualmie limits to 396th Dr SE | 2-6 1115 PST

W Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE at NE 124 | 2-7 2110 PST

Traffic camera: West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE at NE 124th St

Photo Credit | KC DOT

Restricted Roadways

356th Dr SE, N of #4030 | 1 lane closed due to road failure. 1 lane open and alternating traffic. Expet long delays. | 2-6 2142 PST

Sandbag Distribution Center

City of Snoqualmie. | 38190 SE Mill Pond Rd. | Weekdays from 0700 – 1500 PST  | Must call Public Works at 425-831-4919 for an apoointment to pick-up sand and bags. During flooding, call the EOC at 425-888-5911 for sandbags.


Road Closures

Weather Forecast – Snow

Reports of up to 14″ of new snow on the Pass from 2300 hours on Thursday and Friday were reported by law enforcement. Chain enforcement was scheduled at 1600 hours to midnight on eastbound on I-90 over the pass.  | Source:  WSP PIO / Trooper Rick Johnson


Flooding Impacts

The Falls are yet again overflowing at a high rate of speed and splash.  This image shows the magnitude of flooding we are experiencing and showing us its dangers of the rate of speed and splash.   | Source / Photo Credit:  City of Snoqualmie


Weather Forecast – Snow

This also includes Snoqualmie Pass.  Snow levels are expected to drop by early Saturday morning. 12-18″ expected are possible. | Source & Photo Credit:  NWS Seattle




Road Closures

PUYALLUP RIVER | Roads, Surface Water and Emergency Management crews and personnel were busy with damage assessments from flooding in various areas.  This was conducted across the whole County.  Currently, there are on-going repairs in progress on the the Puyallup River Levy above Orting within two hours after the discovery of the damage.




One of Pierce County’s Executives, Bruce Dammeier was out with crews for the full day observing damage assessments and excellent / tireless efforts by crews to fix roadways and other major maintenance. | Photo Credit:  Pierce Co. Government. Source:  PC Exec Bruce Dammeier.


Damage Assessments

SR 162  | Images show extensive impacts on SR 162.  Photo taken on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  | Source / Photo Credit:  East Pierce Firefighters, IAFF Local 3520



Road Service Helpline

KING COUNTY | 206-477-8100, 800-527-627 | King County Road Services Helpline – 24/7 .  Website:×7-helpline.aspx  Sign-up for road alerts at

Life-Threatening Medical / Fire Hazard or Criminal Act in Progress/Occurred

9-1-1 | Emergencies only  for FIRE, EMS, POLICE.


Water Safety

As the rain continues, follow safe guidelines: do NOT walk or drive across flooded roads; gather emergency supplies and follow local updates; use flashlights instead of candles if you lose power. | Source:  King County Public Health



Issaquah Creek

Cars are submerged in flood waters in Issaquah as Issaquah Creek continues to rise up quickly. Current was reported as being very strong. ” | News Media on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 – 2/7/2020 2315 PST