Emergency Management

Liz Jessee, Director
27 N. 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362 
Phone  509-524-2900   
Fax   509-524-2910
E-mail emd@co.walla-walla.wa.us 

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Sign up for the Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert 
system by clicking on the icon below:
Regístrate para el sistema de Alerta Ciudadana para Emergencias en Walla Walla seleccionando el cuadro abajo:


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. Citizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, TDD, and pager.


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Map your Neighborhood

The City of Walla Walla recently launched the Walla Walla Neighborhood Engagement Program with a Neighborhood Summit at Pioner Park. One of the topics for discussion was the Map Your Neighbor (MYN) Program.  Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. In addition, contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community. 

The Map Your Neighborhood program guides you and your neighbors through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency. These steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives. It is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level, 15-20 homes or a defined area that you can canvas in 1 hour.  It teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive. 

Click here to learn more about the program.  Contact our office if you are interested in a MYN workbook.

Here's a KING5 News video which discusses the program.

Click here for a printable version of this information.

The Everbridge Mobile App allows residents and visitors to receive public safety information based on their current location. This video provides an overview of how to start using the app to view alerts in your area and receive push notifications. The FREE Everbridge Mobile App is available at the Android or iTunes Store.

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 Click here for a printable version of this information.

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The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.


After the July 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston's Public Safety Office released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. 

Spanish Language Version: CORRA. ESCONDASE. PELEE. Sobreviviendo un Tiroteo. Versión en Español.


Storm Ready


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.

                                                                                                         Weather Radio

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 an audio message about the weather.  See the NOAA Weather Radio web site.


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. 

Read about our mission and strategic plan.



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