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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Windstorm leaves reminders

BELLEVUE – The lights may be back on and the furnace pumping out heat, but Bellevue residents don't have to look far for reminders of the Dec. 14 windstorm. The gale cast trees, branches and brush across yards around the city.

Residents with yard debris service can leave up to three extra bags of yard waste at each pickup, and the city has arranged free storm debris disposal at Pacific Topsoils. Development Services will provide free permits for storm-related building repairs.

At the City Council's study session Tuesday, Jan. 2, staff will brief the Council on the city's response to the storm.

  • Storm Debris Collection: The City of Bellevue has arranged for residents to be able to drop off storm debris free at Pacific Topsoils, 1733 127th Ave. NE, through Sunday, Jan. 14. Call 425-452-6932 for details about disposing of storm debris or consult the Storm Debris Collection Fact Sheet.
  • Repairs: Residents who suffer damage to their homes and/or property should file claims with their homeowners insurance. The City of Bellevue is offering free building permits for storm-related repairs. Call the city at 425-452-4570 to schedule an inspection. If the inspector determines that a permit will be required for repairs, there will be no charge for it and the permit process will be quick.
  • Closures: Meydenbauer Beach Park has been closed because of downed or leaning trees that represent threats to trail users.  
  • General Precautions: Always have a flashlight with fresh batteries handy, as well as some food and water stocked. Have a backpack or duffel bag ready in a closet close to the door in case you need to evacuate. Be sure to pack: bottled water; first-aid kit; warm, weather-proof clothing; food; battery-operated radio and extra batteries; sleeping bag or blankets; and prescription medication. If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, call 911.


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P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Lenka Wright, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 425-452-4090
E-mail: lwright@bellevuewa.gov

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