I love snow storms in Puget Sound.
|Food Supply in the EOC|
|Charlies Angels radio in the EOC|
world’s oldest Charlie’s Angels two-way radio. I love taking calls from staff reporting for duty who say, “When do you need me, just let me know.”
|Monitoring television coverage|
Our Emergency Operations Center had been active since Saturday. A storm manager on with King County, the National Weather Service and doing interviews; a traffic engineer tracking cameras and collisions, another person who’s tracking collisions just involving buses and large trucks . Those vehicles that cause the biggest problems. Everyone is at the top of their game, except for the moments when they are mugging for the camera.
The traffic management center, the nerve center for operations in Puget Sound, has more staff tracking traffic, putting up information on overhead signs, talking with crews in the field and dispatching teams to trees down, icy spots on the roads or helping State Patrol.
|Staff Monitoring Twitter|
Snow and ice is always scary and I’m proud that my job involves helping people stay on top of road and weather conditions even if we’re just stuck in a building and not on the roads like our Highway Heroes who do the heavy lifting. The folks I work with are top-notch, dedicated public servants. We can’t make Mother Nature change course, but we are here to help you get where you
|Crews on roadway|