Lacey works closely with other agencies in our community to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters, natural or man-made. Learn more about how to prepare your residence or business for emergencies and disasters at Thurston County Emergency Management.
For more information on emergency preparedness visit the Red Cross website or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website Ready.gov.
Thurston County Emergency Management in cooperation with participating cities, uses several methods to warn the public of hazardous situations within the county.
Some of the warnings we issue require citizens to sign up to receive the messages, such as river flood alerts.
Over 80% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones. When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location.
With Smart911, you can provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.
Hazardous conditions can play havoc on homes, businesses, and a city’s transportation system. With a little planning before extreme weather or natural or man-made disaster, our community can work together to weather any storm.
During a snow storm, city crews work very hard to clear and maintain designated priority routes to accommodate emergency services. When priority routes are clear, secondary routes are addressed to provide improved access for transit, schools, and commuters. If snowfall is continuous, priority routes may require repeated plowing and secondary route plowing may be delayed.
Drivers should always be prepared to drive on snow and ice during the winter. Please refer to the winter driving section below for tips on safely operating a vehicle in wintery conditions.
Report a power outage to Puget Sound Energy by calling 1(888) 225-5773 or visit PSE.com
Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly.
A power outage may:
During a power outage:
There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.
Emergency Management & Safety Coordinator
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm