The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Pierce County area to last until 10 p.m. today. Check the National Weather Service website for more detailed forecasts. hide
Get ready for winter
PREPARE FOR THE WORST AND HOPE FOR THE BEST - The National Weather Service is predicting a colder and wetter than average winter in the Pacific Northwest due to a moderate to strong La Niña this year.
The City of Puyallup will post emergency winter weather information on this website and update it as needed. Emergency information will also be disseminated as needed through the Puyallup Alert and Pierce County Alert programs utilizing reverse 911 phone calls. All citizens with landline phones are already on the Puyallup Alert list. If you wish to add your cell phone, you can do so by filling out a request.
Citizens may also call the City as follows:
911 for an immediate emergency
EOC Hotline at (253) 770-3336 for non-emergency concerns
Public Works Department at (253) 841-5593 or after hours at (253) 841-5431 for downed trees, non-functional traffic lights, etc.
More information and links are available on the City of Puyallup Emergency Management webpage.
Other important emergency preparedness links:
Information on Puyallup School closures
WSDOT News & Alerts
National Weather Service - Local Forecasts
11 a.m. - CITY OF PUYALLUP CLOSURES NOVEMBER 22, 2010:Due to the weather, the following city departments will be closing early today, November 22:
The Puyallup Recreation Center will be closing at 5:00 PM, Monday, November 22nd. All evening activities are cancelled. The Recreation Center will reopen Tuesday, November 23rd at 6:00 AM.
The Puyallup Library will be closing at 5:00 PM, Monday, November 22nd.
Please check this website for further notices.
BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES - The city is currently accepting applications from interested city residents to serve in a volunteer capacity on various city boards and commissions. As of January 1, 2011 the City Council Salary Review Commission, Civil Service Commission, LEOFF Disability Board and the Design Review Board will have openings. The application deadline is November 24, 2010. Read more.
2010 HOMETOWN SANTA PARADE & TREE LIGHTING - The annual Santa Parade, Tree Lighting and Community reception is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for December 4th in downtown Puyallup. This year for the first time parade organizers and voluteers will be handing out over 2,000 glow sticks provided by MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and Puget Sound Energy. After the parade stay for the annual tree lighting in Pioneer Park and the community holiday reception in Pioneer Pavilion. Music will be provided by the Puyallup Methodist Church choir and bell choir.
CITY MANAGER'S UPDATE TO THE COUNCIL - Every two weeks, the city manager sends a report that outlines city government activities and community events of interest to the City Council. They will be posted here every other week. Read the City Manager's Updates to the Council.
WATER METER PROJECT HAS BEGUN - The City began upgrading water meters on September 13. This 4-5 month project will convert all of the city's site read meters to radio read meters. The Automatic Water Meter Reading system will allow the water department to quickly detect leaks and monitor consumption patterns, as data will be transferred from water meters to the Utility Billing Department every hour. During construction of the project, residents may experience brief water outages. When construction starts in a neighborhood, additional information will be left on doors letting citizens know of any planned outages. For more information, contact the city's water division at (253) 495-7012.
REPORT WINDSTORM DAMAGE - Puyallup homeowners and business owners with property affected by the November 15, 2010 ndstorm should report damage information to the Puyallup Department of Emergency Management. Within the City of Puyallup, call the EOC Hotline at (253) 770-3370, those outside the city limits should call Pierce County EOC at (866) 798-6363. Callers should have the following information:
Name and address of affected property
Type of insurance
A description of damage, even if uninsured
A personal estimate of uninsured losses
Estimates of the fair market value of the damaged home or business
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