Forecasts call for a wet week in the Northwest. The National Weather Service expects several more inches of rain across Western Washington in the next few days. Flood watches and warning are a strong possibility.
One of the best all-around websites on all things weather in Western Washington is the Take Winter by Storm website — a public-private sector sponsored information source.
Get the latest weather-related watches, warnings and forecasts for your part of the state from the National Weather Service. Keep a close eye on landslides with DNR’s Shallow Landslide Hazard Map for Washington State.
Warning signs of an impending landslide
If you live on or near a steep slope, here are some warning signs of potential slope instability:
- Cracks forming in your yard, driveway, sidewalk, foundation or in other structures.
- Trees on slopes, especially evergreens, start tilting.
- Doors and windows suddenly become more difficult to open or close.
- Water begins seeping from hillsides, even during dry weather.
If you see any of these early signs of a potential landslide, immediately contact your city or county.
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