Emergency Management

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


 

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

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

 

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Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness

 

Talk with your children about the types of disaster than can happen where you live and teach them what to do when a disaster happens when they aren’t home, or when they aren’t with you, so they feel prepared, not scared.

 

  • Because young people experience the same hazards as adults do, they are an important part of building a national culture of preparedness; after all, children under the age of 18 make up nearly one-quarter of the entire U.S. population.

 

 

 

 

 Emergency Management Message Board

 


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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

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Grays Harbor COVID-19 Call Center

(360) 964-1850



For more information
visit
Grays Harbor County Public Health
http://www.healthygh.org/covid19
or
 Washington State Public Health

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus


 

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

 

 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.