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Office of Emergency Management

King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Main Phone: 206-296-3830
Toll Free: 800-523-5044
Fax: 206-205-4056
ecc.kc@kingcounty.gov

Enhanced 911 Program
Seattle, WA
206-296-3910
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King County Office of Emergency Management

October is Flood Awareness Month. Are you prepared?2013Octflood_KCDNRP

Did you know that King County has had 12 Presidential declared disasters due to flooding since 1990? That averages about one disaster every two years. We had a mild winter last year, but don't let your guard down. Get ready for winter storm conditions now, and stay ready:

ShakeOut_WA_Poster_DCH_WhattodoGet ready to ShakeOut!

Join our office and more than 700,000 individuals across the state on October 16 at 10:16 a.m. as we practice the Drop, Cover, and Hold On response to an earthquake. This annual drill is important for building muscle memory for proper steps to take when the ground begins to shake. Participation is easy! Take 30 seconds to DROP under your desk or a sturdy table, COVER your head, and HOLD ON to the desk or table leg. While you're there, snap a picture of yourself and share online using #dropcoverselfie.

 


Residents and businesses

Learn more about how you, your family, or your business can prepare, respond, and recover from disasters here in King County. Be sure to visit our regional public preparedness campaign websites and to register for emergency alerts (see links at right). These three steps will help you start down the path of being better prepared.

 MAKE_IT_THROUGH  Make
a plan
  
Does your family know what to do, how to communicate, and where to go in case of an emergency? Having a emergency plan is the first key step in being prepared.
Build 
a kit 
What basic supplies would you need to survive until more help comes following an emergency? A 7-10 day emergency supply kit is a basic tool for providing peace of mind, comfort, and survival needs in the face of a catastrophe.
Help
each
other 
   
We will all rely on each other during disasters. Take a CPR class, get to know your neighbors and how you can all work better together before and after a disaster.

Emergency management professionals

Find information on emergency management plans, grants, homeland security, and regional partnerships. Be sure to visit our regional public preparedness campaign websites and to register for emergency alerts (see links at right).


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