NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.

 

 

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November 11, 2019

With the beautiful fall weather we’ve had lately, it’s hard to think of stormy winter weather on its way. But, if history is any indication – and it is – we will most likely be coping with various storms this winter.

We’re reminding you now of how to get prepared because for most of us, the holiday season starts to take over our To Do lists at this time of year. But now that your summer gear is safely stowed away, before you begin the decorating, shopping, baking, entertaining and celebrating that occurs over the holiday season, take just a minute to assess what your plans and provisions are for storms and power outages.

BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES

If you are like most, sometimes during summer, the neatly packed box or bag of disaster items gets relocated, or items from it are taken out for minor “emergencies.”  Now is the time to find it and take a quick inventory. If you don’t have such a box or bag, the time is now to prepare for a possible disaster – especially for power outages.

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October 14, 2019

Do you remember the devastating winter storms of 2007?  Can it really already be 12 years ago? For many of us on the Twin Harbors, those days of hurricane-force gusts and howling winds are still fresh in our memories. If you’ll recall, most of the Harbor was without power for five days or longer and wind and rain damage was widespread throughout the coast!

More recently, the 2015 storm brought a river in the sky – 11 inches of water in 24 hours. It included flooding and slides due to the inability to drain or convey this volume of water out of our streets and city storm water systems.

Already this year, crews are prepping for winter rains. As weather patterns change, we hope that we won’t have to endure such devastation again, but actively preparing for major weather events – having our homes prepared; streets, storm drains and pumps ready – is just smart living. We all have an overlapping civic responsibility to be involved in this effort. Here are a few things you can do.

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