Seattle, WA | Civil Unrest - Protests - Capital Hill and Downtown. Protesters engaged in vandalism breaking windows and attempted to set fire to the Seatle Police East Precinct (Capital Hill). SPD responded with crowd control measures. The area is unstable, Seattle Police advise to stay away from these areas.
WA | Reports of cellular phone service interruptions in Snohomish County. Other services to include IBM server networks stopped or slowed in the last 24-48 hours causing issues with Network Radio services. Cyber issues appear to be affecting various sectors. Monitor your services and report outages. Text to 911 remains active.
INTERSTATE 5 IS CLOSED...BETWEEN I-90 AND SR 520 DUE TO PROTEST ACTIVITY. ESTIMATED THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS ARE ACTIVELY MARCHING BETWEEN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AND CAPITOL HILL. USE ALTERNATE ROUTES...USE SR 99 TUNNEL OR I-405.
SEATTLE, WA | CIVIL PROTEST, CAPITOL HILL - CAL ANDERSON PARK. SEVERAL THOUSAND PROTESTERS, ESTIMATED TO BE LARGEST CROWD SIZE SINCE PROTESTS BEGAN, ARE ASSEMBLING NOW. INTERSTATE 5 CLOSED - I-5 BETWEEN I-90 AND SR 520 IS CLOSED DUE TO PROTEST ACTIVITY. AVOID AREA FOR SAFETY.
OVERVIEW: Protests continue around the country. Washington State National Guard activated statewide. Active duty US military troops are deployed to the White House in Washington DC.
1546 PDT: PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE POTUS Mobilizing ALL federal resources (Military/Federal Police). Requesting the National Guard to deploy in every affected state. If states refuse to do so the US military will deploy under a presidential order to manage the situation.
-1630 PDT, WSP | I-5 closed in downtown due to protest activity. -1700 PDT, Curfew now active for City of Seattle -1700 PDT, Briefing by Mayor of Seattle and WA State Governor - National Guard augmented with additional troops -1730 PDT, Bellevue declares Civil Emergency due to protests -Media - Reports of looting in Bellevue Square -Media - 1800 PDT, City of Bellevue scheduled press conference
WA | THUNDERSTORMS - An active system of thunderstorms is moving north from the Oregon border building in strength. Affected areas include Pierce, King, and Snohomish County for Thunderstorm potential. Be prepared to take shelter. Go indoors if thunder roars!
WA | SEATTLE - PROTESTS NOW...AT 1430 PDT CROWD SIZE ESTIMATED AT 5K MOVING IN THE DOWNTOWN CORRIDOR AREA. WEAPONS NOTED, RIFLES AND HANDGUNS, NO ACTIVE INCIDENTS REPORTED BEYOND PROTESTERS MARCHING. USE CAUTION AND AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ACTIVE AROUND THE REGION. ACTIVITY NEAR KITSAP PENINSULA AND EATONVILLE AS OF 1830 HRS PDT. SYSTEM MOVING FROM THE SOUTH IN A NORTH BY NORTHEAST DIRECTION. EXERCISE CAUTION IF ON OR NEAR WATER. MOMENTARY CYCLONIC ACTIVITY OVER OLYMPIC PENINSULA. EARLIER TODAY NEAR TACOMA A WATER SPOT WAS OBSERVED.