Emergency Management

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Review a message from John Pennington, Director of Emergency Management.

View the DRAFT 2015 Snohomish County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Update.

Note: These links will remain active until 5 PM on May 8, 2015.

The HMP is organized into two volumes. Volume 1 contains updated hazard identification and risk assessment information, including maps, for ten hazards including volcano/lahar, flooding, severe storms, landslide, earthquake, climate change, dam failure, wildland fire, avalanche and tsunami/seiche. Volume 2 contains each of the 33 annexes or “chapters” compiled by cities, tribes and special purpose districts that list specific ways to reduce the impacts of hazard events.

Please provide any comments or suggestions using the following contact information: email Dara Salmon at dara.salmon@snoco.org or telephone her at 425-388-5071. The DRAFT 2015 HMP Update will be submitted for review by WA State Emergency Management and then by FEMA and returned to the county for adoption in mid to late summer 2015. At that time, formal notices of adoption will be issued before Snohomish County and each of the 32 other cities, tribes and special purpose districts adopt the update document. 

Areas of Service

The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) provides emergency management service to unincorporated county and the following municipalities: 
  • Arlington
  • Darrington
  • Gold Bar
  • Granite Falls
  • Index
  • Lake Stevens
  • Marysville
  • Monroe
  • Snohomish
  • Stanwood
  • Stillaguamish Tribal Community
  • Sultan
  • Tulalip Tribal Community
Other Emergency Management Agencies within the County
2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan 
Do you know the natural hazards that affect where you work and live? Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management is holding three public workshops to share and discuss a completed draft of the 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan for Snohomish County. This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the hazards that affect Snohomish County. The draft plan also lists potential action items to reduce damages and reduce risks to safety from natural hazards. Community members will have the opportunity to discuss the information in the plan and give their thoughts and ideas about ways to reduce risks from natural hazards. The three open-house public workshops will be held in different locations around Snohomish County. 

4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 27th
Snohomish County Campus-Drewel Building, Public Meeting Room #1
3500 Rockefeller, Everett, WA

Mill Creek:
5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29th
Mill Creek Annex Conference Room
15720 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA

5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30th
Marysville City Hall-Council Chambers
1049 State Avenue, Marysville, WA

For more information, click here

Contact Us

  1. Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
    720 80th St. S.W.
    Bldg A
    Everett, WA 98203

    Ph: 425-388-5060
    Fx: 425-423-9152
    Emergencies: 911

    Mondays - Fridays (except holidays)
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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