FINAL DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY, JAN 14
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WSDOT East Twitter Account
CHELAN COUNTY RESOURCES
Always call 911 if it’s an emergency.
List of Resources for Snow Removal on Private Property
Press Release: County clarifies snow removal policies, EM efforts
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Chelan County Emergency Management Facebook account
Chelan County Public Works Facebook account.
THURSDAY UPDATE – JAN 13
WEDNESDAY UPDATE – JAN 12
TUESDAY UPDATE – JAN 11
MONDAY EVENING UPDATE – JAN 10
Keep Calm and Leavenworth On is my new motto. Our community is amazing. And with that, I’ll keep it short and sweet.
👏 The webform for help is working! We have been able to coordinate resources for those in the County and in the City. I’ve even upgraded the link so it’s not so long to type (https://bit.ly/helpwithsnow)!
🚛 Commercial Garbage pickup is beginning again – but they can’t pick up bins that are stuck in snow. Please clear your bin of snow.
🚶♀️🚶 The Festhalle walking group won’t start until NEXT Monday.
👏 The National Guard has been out doing welfare checks already – they mobilized early and were able to start earlier than planned.
🔧 The leak at Evans and Cascade is waiting on parts to fix it, so please avoid the coned off area.
Ok, folks, I’ve got to go continue snow removal. Stay tuned tomorrow for more updates!
SUNDAY MID-DAY UPDATE
We are worried about folks who may not be able to reach out and/or fill out our web form (for any reason).
If you haven’t seen your neighbor lately, they may need help. It’s not easy to go ring the doorbell through feet of snow, but if you can check on your neighbors, please do!
No request is too small – if we don’t know about it, we can’t help or coordinate help.
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE – JAN 9
🚩 We are working through all the requests for snow removal help, welfare checks, etc. Thank you for your patience! And please know there’s no request too small.
❄️ Snow removal continues around the clock
🚜 Any remaining alleys will be attended to when daylight arrives today (plowing alleys in the dark is not easy or a good idea since they are so technical and we are conscious of vehicles/sheds/etc).
🚜 We are getting creative with snow storage due to the huge amounts of snow we are clearing from the City. I know everyone is dealing with this same issue & we’re doing our best to help.
👏 THANK YOU to our entire community for coming together to help each other out. We’ve still got work ahead of us with the warming weather and potential rain coming this week. :/
SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE – JAN 8
The National Guard will be able to assist us beginning Monday, Jan 10th.
We will have 23 National Guard Troops (23 people) here to help us with welfare checks, food distribution, and shoveling/moving snow that is in the public right of way.
Until Monday, we will continue 24 hour snow removal. A few community members have reached out about areas in the City that still need huge snow removal efforts. Thank you!
If you have not filled out the snow help request form, and need help of any kind (snow, food, welfare check, etc.), please do so. I’ve added a section for needing necessities like food and welfare checks. It’s the best way for us to coordinate with the amount of requests we have incoming, and even if we can’t help immediately, we may be able to get you information to help.
**Please note, the National Guard will not be able to help rake/shovel roofs, so we will need to continue to help our neighbors. I know there’s still a lot of folks out there who have work to do in this area (including me).
FRIDAY MID-MORNING UPDATE – JAN 7
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
January 7, 2022
Christie Voos, Communications Analyst
LEAVENWORTH, WA – Mayor Carl Florea has declared a disaster in the City of Leavenworth due to unprecedented and record-breaking snowfall. The City of Leavenworth received 36” of snow in under 24 hours on January 6th, 2022. Some microclimate pockets have now received up to 48” in the last 48 hours, causing concern for life safety and structure stability in the community at large.
The emergency declaration allows the City to use local resources that can aid quickly, instead of going through a normal bidding process, and is a pre-requisite for state and federal emergency aid funding.
In addition, Mayor Florea approved Tom Wachholder, Public Works Director, to request aid from the National Guard for assistance with citizen welfare checks, food delivery, general snow cleanup, and private driveway snow removal. Director Wachholder is working with local contractors and services to provide emergency aid including snow storage and snow removal.
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