The National Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña Advisory for Western Washington this winter.
La Niña weather commonly includes significantly increased rainfall and decreased temperatures. Harsh storms mean the potential for consequent power outages in the region, and as many people stay home learning and working this year, officials are encouraging homes to prepare.
As storm season approaches, every household should have an emergency kit prepared for natural disasters. Consult Puget Sound Energy’s emergency kit checklist, which includes supplies such as a week’s worth of food and water and a first aid kit. Consider adapting your current one with new necessities like hand sanitizers and face coverings to protect against the spread of COVID-19, too.