NW16 <6/5 Flood Warning N ID, NE WA

The National Weather Service has continued until June 5, 2018 the flood warning for the Pend Oreille watershed in Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washingon.  For details see https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IDZ001&warncounty=IDC017&firewxzone=IDZ101&local_place1=Sandpoint%20ID&product1=Flood+Warning&lat=48.2767&lon=-116.552.

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.  Contact Ashley Thomsen at 206-923-0714 or by email at athomsen@nw16.esrd.net.  The Network office is closed on weekends, but we monitor phones remotely, so leave a message.  We also ask that you fill out and submit the Network 16 Disaster Reporting Form, at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf.

NW16 5/25+ Continued Flooding in WA, ID

The National Weather Service warns that flooding is expected to continue through at least June 1, 2018 in the Pend Oreille watershed of Northern Idaho and Northeastern Washington.  For details see https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IDZ001&warncounty=IDC017&firewxzone=IDZ101&local_place1=4%20Miles%20ESE%20Kootenai%20ID&product1=Flood+Warning&lat=48.2778&lon=-116.4423.

For Western Montana, the Weather Service provides a new map of counties and rivers, at https://www.weather.gov/mso/flooding.  Click on your county name on the top of the page to see graphs of current and expected flooding conditions in your area.

See also https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/nw16-5-18-flooding-in-wa-id-mt/.

NW16 <5/18 Flooding in WA, ID, MT

The National Weather Service has warned of spring flooding in Northern and Northeastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana, through May 17, 2018.  For details, type in your location (“Town, ST” or zip code) at https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Tonasket&state=WA&site=OTX&textField1=48.7053&textField2=-119.438&e=0 and look for links under “Hazardous Weather Conditions” near the top of the page.

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.  Contact Lisa Hall or Ashley Thomsen at 206-923-0714 or by email at LHall@nw16.esrd.net or athomsen@nw16.esrd.net.  The Network office is closed on weekends, but we monitor phones remotely, so leave a message.  We also ask that you fill out and submit the Network 16 Disaster Reporting Form, at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf.

NW18 <3/23 More Floods

Another strong storm, expected to be the largest and wettest so far this season, is expected to create danger of flash floods and mudslides in much of Southwestern California between March 20 and March 23, 2018.

In Santa Barbara County, mandatory evacuations have been ordered west of Goleta and east of Santa Barbara, and residents east of Santa Maria have been told to prepare for evacuation if necessary.  Exact evacuation areas are mapped at https://sbc-gis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d9fc497afef4aec86ccb4d6a6068161.

National Weather Service Hazardous Weather announcements:

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know as soon as possible.  Contact Eileen Rhodes at 888-268-1539 or ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net, and also fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298.

<3/4 NW18 Flood/Mud Danger SB to LA

The National Weather Service and local authorities have warned that heavy rain in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties through Saturday, March 4, 2018 could produce flash floods and mudflows.  Locations that are downhill or downstream from areas that burned in 2017 are particularly vulnerable, including the Santa Barbara-Ventura-Fillmore and Santa Clarita-Burbank-Glendale corridors, and Bel Air.  For more information:

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know as soon as possible.  Contact Eileen Rhodes at 888-268-1539 or ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net, and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298.

<2/21 NW16 Winter Storm

The National Weather Service expects a winter storm to deliver two-plus inches of snow to the I-5 corridor between Chehalis WA and Roseburg OR late February 20 and early February 21, 2018.  For details see:

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.  Contact Lisa Hall or Ashley Thomsen at 206-923-0714 or by email at LHall@nw16.esrd.net or athomsen@nw16.esrd.net.  The Network office is normally closed on weekends, but we’ll be monitoring phones remotely, so leave a message.  We also ask that you fill out and submit the Network 16 Disaster Reporting Form, at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf.