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Emergency Management
The City is required by law to provide emergency management services for its citizens.  These include preparing for emergencies, mitigating potential hazards, and responding to disasters.  The City works closely with Woodinville Police (contracted through the King County Sheriff’s office), Woodinville Fire & Rescue, and the King County Office of Emergency Management to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters. The City's emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts are described in its Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). One of the Plan's vital goals is to provide for the "continuity of government" in the event of a disaster that affects the City. The plan facilitates restoration of basic city government operations and establishes appropriate response and recovery actions.

In the event of a major disaster in the City of Woodinville, resources will be coordinated by personnel from the City, King County Office of Emergency Management, Woodinville Fire & Rescue, King County Sheriff's Office, and, as appropriate, Woodinville Water District, Northshore School District and other local and/or state agencies that will assist with the response and recovery efforts.

Hazards in Woodinville
In a joint effort with King County and several local jurisdictions, the City adopts a Hazard Mitigation Plan every four years.  The plan provides a risk assessment that looks at natural hazards that are most likely to occur in Woodinville and creates an action plan to identify and prioritize initiatives to address these hazards.  The City last updated its Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2015.  The plan can be found here.

What You Can Do During an Emergency
There are a number of ways you can stay informed about what to know and what to do while an emergency is occurring:

  • Sign up for the City’s emergency alert notification system here.
  • Sign up for King County’s Regional Public Information & Notification system (RPIN).  You can choose to receive alerts via email for phone during emergencies.  Sign up here.
  • Sign up for Woodinville Water District’s emergency notification system.
  • Learn preparedness basics, or even better, become a CERT member.
  • Obey traffic signs and road closures.  Stay away from downed power lines.

Woodinville Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Commission
The Woodinville Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Commission was created to make advisory recommendations to the City Council on emergency preparedness and public safety issues.  Find out more about the Commission here.



Page last modified: February 9, 2016

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