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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 [...]

Prepare in a Year

Learn more about what you can do to be at least 2 weeks ready before disaster strikes.

KCDEM Programs

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) runs many volunteer programs to increase the county’s ability to respond to and recover from disasters. KCDEM also runs other programs to improve emergency response.  These include:

Learn more about KCDEM programs.

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!

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!

Holiday Closures

The KCDEM office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth federal holiday.

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters open Mar. 5 & 6

March 5, 2024|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Mar. 4

March 4, 2024|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Monday, March 4. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Kingston location. [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Mar. 1-3

March 1, 2024|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 , 2024.  The Poulso site will NOT open Friday, March 1. [...]