Town of Bonney Lake: Are You Prepared For Fall And Winter Weather?


10/22/2021

Our region is likely to experience strong winds, rain, cold temperatures and snow during the autumn and winter months. The city is preparing for storm season and we encourage parishioners to do the same.

  • Check the rain drainage grilles regularly to make sure they are free of leaves and debris.
  • Rake leaves from manholes near your home or business.
  • Do not remove the grate from the rain drainage opening.
  • Dispose of leaves in your garden waste bin or compost bin, please do not blow or rake them into the pavement.

Additional tips for preparation:

  • Call 911 for life threatening emergencies only.
  • Do not walk or wade in flooded areas.
  • Do not try to drive through standing water as your vehicle may stall.
  • Look out for “Straße Closed” signs. They are placed by crews for your safety.
  • Listen to your radio or television for storm forecasts and other information.
  • Check your civil protection kit for groceries, glow sticks, water, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, and a wind-up clock.
  • Be a good neighbor. Find out if your neighbor needs help with clearing gullies or with additional tasks.

Check out the snow and ice control procedures

  • Ride for conditions – slower speeds, slower acceleration.
  • Check if you have traction tires.
  • Four-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles do not hold or steer better on ice.
  • Leave extra space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Slow down when approaching intersections, bridges, or shaded areas.
  • If you are behind a snow plow, brake and give the plow a little more space.
  • Insulate exposed pipes, valves, and hose nozzles. This includes pipes outdoors, in attics, crawl spaces, basements, and garages. Pipe insulation and insulation material for tube overalls is available in many hardware stores.
  • Close and drain the external taps. If your hose bibs have individual shut-off valves, turn off the water supply for each hose bib and open the hose bibs to empty the taps.
  • Turn off and drain your outdoor irrigation system and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Disconnect your garden hoses from the hose lanterns.
  • Cover foundation or foundation openings.
  • Keep the heat on and don’t set your thermostat below 55 ° F when you are not at home.
  • If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask someone to check it daily to make sure the heater is on.
  • Find your emergency shutdown and learn how to turn off your water supply.
  • To prepare for an extended freeze, here are some things you can do:
    Let water drip from the faucet on the outside wall furthest from your water meter.
  • Open the cabinet doors in your house to allow the warm air to circulate.

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