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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
E-911 program office

King County Office of Emergency Management

Stay cool and safe

The National Weather Service forecasts high humidity and temperatures reaching the 90's this week. These conditions can lead to an increased danger of heat-related illnesses, especially for older adults, infants, young children, and others at higher risk. Protect yourself and loved ones by beating the heat. Learn more.

Summer travel emergency preparedness tips

Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to service your vehicle beforehand and pack emergency supplies for each family member, including:RoadTrip

  • Plenty of water and non-perishable snacks (e.g. nuts, crackers, fruit, granola bars)
  • Games and stuffed animals
  • First aid kit, medications, and sunscreen
  • Jumper cables, car jack, and spare tire 
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Extra cash

Don't forget supplies for your pets! For more information and a checklist, visit MakeItThrough.org.

Resilient King County initiative seeks to develop long-term disaster recovery strategy

This initiative is a county-wide, two-year planning process for crafting a comprehensive long-term recovery strategy following a major earthquake or other catastrophe, and follows on the recently published Resilient Washington State report. Learn more.
 


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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