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Director: Douglas J. ten Hoopen

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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.



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Has your property sustained damage from disaster or a force of nature resulting in financial loss?


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Skagit County Emergency Information Email List Service

Join this list to receive timely information, press releases and news about emergencies and natural disasters, directly from Skagit County government offices and agencies.
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Be prepared for the next emergency


Emergency Management
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2911 E. College Way, Suite B
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-1850
email: dem@co.skagit.wa.us

River Level Hotline:
(360) 416-1404

Emergency: 911

Are you prepared for an eruption?


Catastrophes can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make it through many of the disasters you’ll face in the Puget Sound region—including major storms and even small earthquakes

However, to make it through a major catastrophe—like Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan—you’ll need to be prepared for longer—at 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)

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Disaster Preparedness Tips

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.

Mission Statement:
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

Vickie Fontaine,
Emergency Management Coordinator

Julia Granger,
Emergency Management Specialist