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Making 2022 your year to be prepared

The eruption of an underwater volcano this past weekend near Tonga in the South Pacific generated a tsunami that caused devastating damage to the island nation. Shortly after the eruption, tsunami alerts were triggered for Hawaii, Alaska, the west coast, and British Columbia. Local emergency managers spent most of last Saturday monitoring the tidal activity in coordination with the national the National Tsunami Warning Center, the Washington Department of Natural [...]

do you have an out of area contact?

Resolve to Prepare in a Year

Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency like an earthquake or wildfire? Do you know how everyone will stay in touch? Take the first step by creating a communications plan.  Ask an out-of-area friend or relative to be the contact for you and your family. Then, make sure everyone has the number written down or preprogrammed into a phone to use in case of emergency. Simple steps like this can make the difference.

Learn more about more about getting prepared for an emergency.

Be Alert!

The Kitsap County Alert is an emergency notification system that helps you stay informed about the local hazards and threats that may impact you and your family. To register or update your information, click here. Sign ups are free!

 Holiday Closures

KCDEM will close on:

  • January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters Open January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Friday, January 7. Additionally, special measures are being taken at the shelters to prevent the spread of viruses, including COVID-19.Hours of [...]

Resolve to be Prepared Webinar

January 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

A new year brings fresh opportunities to get prepared! Washington Emergency Management Division is hosting a webinar called "Resolve to be Prepared" on Tuesday, January [...]

This webinar will focus on how to safely care for small animals and pets during the cold winter months. Subject matter experts will speak about [...]

This webinar will focus on low to no cost steps individuals can take to prepare for disasters. Presenters will discuss simple and effective practices that [...]