Winter weather preparedness

Barb LeDucNews

The Department of Emergency Management is warning that there is a significant amount of snow expected this evening through Wednesday, January 15. Winter storms and cold weather can be dangerous. However, if you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you are more likely to stay safe and healthy when winter storms hit and temperatures start to fall. We have compiled some helpful links to get prepared and stay informed about winter weather.

Weather Links

National Weather Service

Accuweather

 

Preparedness Links

FEMA – How to Prepare for Winter Storm (pdf)

Washington State Department of Health – Cold Weather

CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

 

Transportation Links

Washington Department of Transportation

 

Local Cold Weather Shelter

Anacortes Family Center

 

While the cold weather creates additional challenges, Island Hospital is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare services to the community. The Walk-In Clinic, located at 2511 M Avenue, is open seven days a week (Mon-Sat, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and, Holidays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and can treat minor illnesses or injuries. For immediate treatment of serious illnesses or injuries, our Emergency Department, provides experienced care 24/7.