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Winter weather safety and preparation

Resources across King County to help you prepare and stay safe and healthy during winter weather.

Preparing for cold weather and winter storms

Winter preparation and safety tips from King County's Office of Emergency Management.

Metro's snow guide

Information to help you better use Metro services during snow.

Road plowing and treatment

Find plowed and sanded roads in unincorporated King County, as well as designated snow and ice routes in case of winter storms.

Severe weather shelters

Find overnight and daytime shelter information for severe weather events in Seattle and King County from the Regional Homelessness Authority.

Pet safety in winter weather

Tips from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) for keeping pets safe and warm.

Plan ahead if you need medical supplies

Recommendations from Public Health - Seattle & King County to make sure you have the medical supplies and equipment you need ahead of extreme weather road closures.

Prevent serious illness from COVID-19, RSV and flu

Public Health - Seattle & King County shares what to expect when it comes to respiratory viruses and some prevention steps you can take. 

How to treat and prevent hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition in which a person's body temperature has dropped significantly below normal. This occurs from inadequate protection against exposure to cold temperatures. The very young and elderly are the most susceptible to developing hypothermia when exposed to cold temperatures.