JIm Duncan, Director
The Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert system is able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the County’s white pages landline phone database are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts by phone.Ciitizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, and pager.
Sign up for the Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert system by clicking on the icon below:
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Revised Walla Walla County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
As defined by RCW 38.52.070, Walla Walla County Emergency Management’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) dated December 2012 was submitted to Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division (WAEMD) for review.
In a letter dated January 22, 2013, Director James M. Mullen, congratulated Walla Walla County Emergency Management ‘on this significant endeavor’ with recommendations for future updates and for correction of minor inconsistencies in the document.
Having corrected the minor inconsistencies outlined in the State’s letter, we are now requesting comment from our Emergency Management partners. Public comment is also welcome.
A review and comment period ended March 31, 2013. Final publication is expected by mid-2013.
Per WAC 118-40-180, Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Hazards Materials was submitted to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) for review. Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division, coordinated the SERC review of the plan for compliance with SARA Title III, NRT-guidelines and the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. and provided feedback to Walla Walla County Emergency Management in a letter dated March 28, 2013. Recommended changes will be incorporated into the plan prior to publication.
The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency.
We can’t prevent the disaster from occurring, but we can prevent or limit damage. See what you can do to protect your family, business and property.
Walla Walla County is the first county in the Pendleton Weather Service coverage area within the State of Washington to receive this designation. Significant effort goes into obtaining the designation. Eligibility requirements include establishment of a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, having more than one method of receiving severe weather information and alerting the public, creating a system that monitors local weather conditions and developing a formal hazardous weather plan.
Get weather reports, forecasts and weather warnings through NOAA weather radio. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broadcasts weather information on several frequencies in our area. The signals may be received by a weather radio, which can be purchased at most electronics stores for $30-60. When severe weather approaches, the radio will sound an alarm and activate a audio message about the weather. See the NOAA Weather Radio web site.
Walla Walla County Emergency Management prepares, coordinates or contributes to several disaster response plans. Review the plans here.
Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis / Hazard Mitigation Plan
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Walla Walla County Continuity of Operations Plan with Pandemic Annex
About Us and What We Do
Walla Walla County Emergency Management Department provides services to Walla Walla County and the Cities of Prescott, Waitsburg, College Place and Walla Walla.
Business Disaster Plan
Is your business prepared for a disaster? Learn what you can do and how Emergency Management can help.