“Volunteers, donations needed as cold snap prompts Thurston County to issue ‘code blue’”
“Thurston County Public Health and Social Services has issued a “Hazardous Weather” advisory — also known as a “code blue emergency” — for next week that will expand shelter capacity for people who are homeless, it announced Thursday [Jan. 9].
“The National Weather Service predicts possible snow and sub-freezing nighttime temperatures starting overnight Sunday for the Puget Sound area.
“An advisory starting Monday evening and lasting through Friday morning puts a system in place for the county, city, and local advocacy and non-profit organizations to expand shelter services, according to a news release. The advisory also prompts the organizations to distribute “shelter-in-place” supplies such as blankets and water to people who are homeless and not able to leave their location,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more
“Timeline: Several inches of lowland snow possible Sunday night”
“Several inches of lowland snow possible Sunday night into Monday. Snow levels remain at sea level through the workweek, and temps struggle to get above freezing,” by Rich Marriott, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more