Welcome to Spokane County
On Tuesday, November 17th Spokane County was hit with a severe wind storm and the damage is widespread. While clean-up efforts are underway, it could take a week or more for the region to return to normal. Residents are asked to check on family and neighbors. For assistance call 211; but for a life-threatening emergency call 911.
We'll get through this together - we're Spokane County - we're #InlandStrong!
Avista crews are hard at work restoring power to the remaining customers experiencing outages. This map depicts their current restoration focus areas for today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit the Avista Outage Center.
Regional Solid Waste System and Utilities
The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System will accept storm-related, residential yard debris/clean green for FREE through Sunday, November 22nd at the North County and Valley Transfer Stations from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This includes the City of Spokane's Waste-to-Energy facility from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The largest pieces that will be accepted are 6-feet in length and 3-inches in diameter. If it doesn't fit in a chipper - we can't take it!
In addition - the deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 29th at the North County Transfer Station and the City of Spokane's Waste-to-Energy facility ONLY!
North County Transfer Station (22123 N. Elk-Chattaroy Road) - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
City of Spokane Waste to Energy (2900 S. Geiger Blvd.) - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Valley Transfer Station (3941 N. Sullivan Road) - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Utilities Maintenance and Operations crews are also working 24/7 to ensure that the sewer pump stations keep running on generator power.
County Road Crews
The Spokane County Engineering and Roads Division has crews working around the clock clearing emergency routes and major arterials. Approximately, 100 personnel are working to continue clean-up efforts, which have been slowed by downed power lines. DO NOT ASSUME A DOWNED POWER LINE IS DEAD - DO NOT TOUCH OR DRIVE OVER DOWNED LINES! Crews throughout the county are coordinating clean-up efforts with Avista and Inland Power and Light.
SCRAPS CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL!
The Purrfect Storm
The loss of power at SCRAPS meant five days without adoptions. Now our cat room is full and we need to find homes for our friendly felines.
Now only $15 - price includes spay/neuter, license, microchip, and initial vaccinations.
We have every "make and model." Black, calico, Siamese, white and tabby!
Open Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m.
SCRAPS Warming Shelter Open
Still without power? Stop by the SCRAPS Warming Shelter with your pet and re-charge your phone, get a hot cup of coffee and get warm.
Open Tuesday from 10 - 5:30 p.m. & Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m.
SCRAPS FREE Emergency Pet Shelter
If you need to seek shelter and you can't take your pet, SCRAPS will care for them for you. Stop by our shelter at 6815 E. Trent during normal business hours. We will house, feed and care for your pet until your power is restored. Get more information here.
SCRAPS operating hours:
Tuesday from 10 - 5:30 p.m. & Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m.
Spokane County offices and courts will be closed for the annual Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November, 27th.
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Citizens Emergency Communications Systems and Facilities Advisory Committee - 2015 Annual Report
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!