Emergency Management


Sheriff Rick Scott
Director of Emergency Management
(360) 249-3711


 

Charles Wallace
Deputy Director
(360) 964-1575

Carmin McCullough
DEM Assistant
(360) 964-1576
GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us  



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THE MOUNT ST HELEN’S ERUPTION ANNIVERSARY IS TODAY, MAY 18TH

STILL, 38 YEARS FOLLOWING THE 1980 EVENT, THE MOUNTAIN REMAINS VERY ACTIVE. 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/160517-mount-st-helens-timelapse-video-anniversary/ 

Who would have thought 38 years ago that a volcano would erupt in the United States? At the time it was incomprehensible. 

Many of us have experienced an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest at one time or another over the last 20 years. Luckily they were not very severe, causing damage to a few buildings from Seattle to Grays Harbor County, but nothing remotely close to the events in Indonesia, Chile or Japan. 

Is a severe earthquake unfathomable in the U.S. today? For many, the thought never crosses their mind. It’s quite possible a severe event could occur along the New Madrid Fault in the Southern to Mid-Western parts of the country, or along the San Andreas Fault in California, or even along the Cascadia Fault Line along the Western Coasts of Washington & Oregon.  

Have you thought about the unfathomable –yet possible event? Being prepared will always help reduce the impact any disaster event may have upon your family, friends and community.

 

 DISASTER GO KIT  

Waterproof backpack containing the following  

�‚� 2 Bottles of Water 

�‚� 2 Disposable easy-open pouches of food (Tuna, peanut butter, energy bars) 

�‚� Spoon or Fork 

�‚� Flashlight – plus 1 set of extra batteries 

�‚� Small AM/FM Radio 

�‚� Hooded Jacket or Sweatshirt 

�‚� Laminated Copy of Emergency Contact Phone Numbers and Addresses of Family and Friends in Another State (if possible) 

�‚� Pocket Sized Rain Parka 

�‚� Pocket Sized Emergency Blanket 

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Small Pack of Sanitary Wipes 

�‚� Hand Sanitizer 

�‚� Band Aids, Gauze, Medical tape, antiseptic spray 

�‚� Laminated Copy of Prescriptions One (1) week supply of your prescription medication (in a waterproof container) and medical supplies (exceptions will be made by insurance companies to allow you this suppl

 

GO KITS FOR PETS (for each pet)  

Waterproof backpack containing the following:  

�‚� 2 Bottles of Water 

�‚� 2 Disposable easy-open pouches of pet food 

�‚� Towel 

�‚� Laminated Copy of most recent pet vaccination record 

�‚� Spoon or Fork 

�‚� Pet Leash or Harness 

�‚� Pocket Sized Emergency Blanket

 Laminated Picture of You and your pet (Shelters may not release lost pets without positive identification)

 

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 Division of Emergency Management

Emergency Management Role in Grays Harbor County

The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for developing and maintaining a Countywide infrastructure for emergency/disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.

This is accomplished by means of a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional organization which includes the Cities of Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Ocean Shores, Westport, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Quinault Indian Nation, all 15 County Fire Districts and every Grays Harbor County Department.

 


 Emergency Operations Center

EOC

DEM is responsible for maintaining the EOC in a constant state of readiness. During a countywide disaster, the EOC becomes the hub of information gathering and dissemination, strategic decision making, resource allocation and incident coordination. Representatives from law enforcement, fire services and public health, environmental health, EMS, as well as other organizations from throughout the county work together to coordinate the response.

 

 Division Functions

The Division of Emergency Management actively prepares for and participates in the following functions:

  • Disaster Planning
  • Disaster/Emergency Response Planning
  • Disaster/Emergency Recovery Planning
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Exercises for Disaster & Emergency Response
  • Hazardous Materials Response Planning
  • Public Education & Outreach
  • Responder Training
  • StormReady
  • TsunamiReady

StormReady
The StormReady program helps community leaders prepare their communities for severe weather. Severe weather includes thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, high heat, high winds, and extreme cold weather. Although no community is storm proof, StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives through planning, education, and awareness.

TsunamiReadyLogoSMTsunamiReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen their local operations by being sufficiently prepared to save lives in the event of a Tsunami through better planning, education and awareness. Although no community is tsunami proof, being TsunamiReady can help minimize loss to our community.

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Grays Harbor County continues to hold both designations of StormReady and TsunamiReady.