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Preparing for King Tides this winter

At this time of the year, the combination of abnormally high tides, heavy rain, and the gravitational pull between the Earth and the moon can cause a phenomenon known as King Tides. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts possible higher ‘King Tide’ levels on certain days between November and February in Kitsap. This increases the risk for coastal flooding in Kitsap County. A King Tide is colloquially used [...]

Drop. Cover. Hold on.

Practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake !

Be Cyber Aware

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Cyber Security Month Round-up: Be Cyber Smart

October 31, 2021|0 Comments

While October may be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, one can incorporate these activities any time of the year: • To protect your accounts from getting hacked, implement multi-factor authentication. This will make your accounts 99% less likely to get hacked. • Be sure to update your software regularly. It is okay to turn on automatic updates. • Always think before you click. Many cyber-attacks start with phishing emails. Never click on links or downloads that don’t look familiar to [...]

Become a Volunteer

KCDEM needs your help. Volunteers play a vital role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency situation or natural disaster. Volunteer today!

Stay Informed!

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 has no scheduled closures in October.

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters open Nov. 29

November 29, 2023|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, three Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Village [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Nov. 27-28

November 27, 2023|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, three Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Nov. 24-26

November 22, 2023|

Due to forecst snow and anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2023. The Poulsbo site will be open Saturday [...]

ICS-402 NIMS Overview for Senior Officials

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS). This training [...]