Receive Emergency Alerts
Register here to receive emergency alerts and notifications in your area through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System. This system is a great way to receive local, timely and critical information when it matters most.
It should be noted that not all notifications you may receive via CodeRed originate from the County’s Department of Emergency Management, so the County cannot be held accountable for the content or accuracy of all messages.
This notification system, in conjunction with on-line resources such as the Skagit County Emergency Management Facebook page, Twitter feed, the Skagit County website and local media outlets, will be the best way to stay informed during hazard and emergency situations. You can chose to be notified on your home or cell phone, text messaging or email.
Tsunami Evacuation Walk Time Maps Published
The Washington Geological Survey (WGS) has published tsunami evacuation walk time maps for the City of Anacortes and the Samish/Bow/Edison areas of unincorporated Skagit County. The maps show the amount of time it would take to evacuate from within the modeled inundation zone of a Cascadia-sourced subduction zone earthquake. The maps show the extent of the tsunami inundation zone and the paths of tsunami evacuation routes. Colors indicate how many minutes it would take to get to safety from any given location within the inundation zone.
The walk time maps can be downloaded using the following link:
The maps are also available through an interactive map on the WGS website.
The interactive map also provides access to tsunami evacuation brochures for areas that do not have walk time maps yet.
BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES
can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make
it through many of the disasters youll face in the Puget Sound
regionincluding major storms and even small earthquakes.
However, to make
it through a major catastrophelike Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake
and tsunami in Japanyoull need to be prepared for longerat
least 7 to 10 days.
Local agencies across
Puget Sound are teaming up to share information and encourage residents
to prepare for catastrophic events with a regional campaign, What
to do to make it through.
To provide the emergency organization and coordination of resources
to minimize loss of life and to protect property and the environment
in the event of natural, human-caused, or technological emergencies
or disasters affecting Skagit County.
The Skagit County
Department of Emergency Management (DEM) provides emergency management
services to Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, Hamilton, La Conner, Lyman,
Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and the unincorporated areas of Skagit County.
Douglas J. ten Hoopen
Emergency Management Department Director
Emergency Management Specialist
Emergency Management Coordinator