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

Hannah Cleverly
Deputy Director of
Emergency Management
(360) 249-3911

Nicklaus Falley
Emergency Management Program Coordinator
(360) 964-1579
Carmin McCullough
DEM Assistant
(360) 964-1576
GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us  ESPAÑOL


Grays Harbor



Grays Harbor County Emergency Management new logo and 5th Annual Expo

Montesano – Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, a division of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, is excited to unveil to the public a new logo! Emergency Management wants this logo to encompass the vast array of beauty contained within Grays Harbor County. Unfortunately, the same components that make this county so beautiful also present their own unique hazards.

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is committed to the preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of emergencies. This looks different for each hazard that we are presented with. A great way to learn more about these hazards and how best to protect yourself is by attending the 5th Annual Emergency Preparedness Expo on July 31st! This event will be held from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the parking lot of Shoppes at Riverside in Aberdeen. There will be fun for the whole family brought to you by various community organizations and members. Come out to learn how to best prepare yourself for an emergency and enter our free raffle for a chance to win many prizes!

Are you signed up for Grays Harbor County Emergency Alerts? Rave Alert/ Smart911 allows Grays Harbor County Emergency Management to relay critical weather-related information, such as high winds, flooding or tsunami warnings would be transmitted to citizens registered. Don’t miss the next Alert – sign up today! Sign Up - Smart911

 WSEMD LOGO    Washington Emergency Management Division
2 hrs · 3/29/2021

Today we announced that the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning system will go live in Washington state on May 4. Learn the specifics, including information about an upcoming public webinar on April 29 and how you can check to make sure your phone is ready. https://mil.wa.gov/…/shakealert-comes-to-washington-on-may-4



 Emergency Management Message Board



For current forecast information visit National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/

Air quality information can be found on: AirNow

Wildfire locations can be found on: PNW Smoke Map

Additional fire information can be found on: InciWeb


If you need assistance in obtaining the specific information you seek, please e-mail Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at: ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us or call (360)-249-3911 x 1575


 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.

Public Assistance Forms
How-to Guide to Completing Public
Assistance Forms

Request for Public Assistance (FEMA Form 90-49) (PDF)


 Emergency Operations Center


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

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.


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