Receive Emergency Alerts
Register here to receive emergency alerts and notifications in your area through the AlertSense 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 AlertSense 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.
Helpful Info for
INITIAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION FORMS
Has your property sustained damage from disaster or a force of nature resulting in financial loss?
Skagit County Emergency Information Email List Service
this list to receive timely information, press releases
and news about emergencies and natural disasters, directly
from Skagit County government offices and agencies.
Join the List
Hours: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
2911 E. College Way, Suite B
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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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.
Wonder what the
security alert color levels mean? Citizen
Guidance on the Homeland Security Advisory System (Pdf)
Reminder: As an emergency management and coordinating agency, it is very important
that DEM has current contact information for all agencies. Please be
sure to send updated
contact information for your agency on a regular basis.
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 Division Manager
Emergency Management Coordinator
Emergency Management Specialist