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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

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We are committed to partnering with local media to communicate important preparedness tips, advisories and emergency alerts to the public. Members of the press may direct inquiries to our Communications Specialist, Lynne Miller (206-205-4031).

Following is a selection of emergency management related news releases issued by this office, other county departments or partner agencies:

July 11
King County prepares for weekend heat wave
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat advisory with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s over the next several days.  Learn more...
June 27
King County assesses risk for 10 natural hazards
Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan assess risks from 10 natural disasters  Learn more...
April 10
9-1-1 service restored in King County
There is a widespread 9-1-1 outage affecting Washington and Oregon, including King County. If you have an emergency and are unable to get through to 9-1-1, call the following phone numbers in King County for your location  Learn more...
Feb. 13
Executive Constantine unveils improved disaster response coordination plan
Regional Disaster Framework clears pathways for closer collaboration in response to emergencies  Learn more...
Oct. 3
Renton volunteers honored with Executive's Award for Community Preparedness
Renton Emergency Communication Service praised for emergency readiness and response  Learn more...
May 28
Drop, cover and hold
With images from China's devastating earthquake still fresh in the media, King County residents need to know "Drop, Cover and Hold" is still the best method for earthquake safety in the United States and especially in our own quake-prone region.   Learn more...