Information on Hazards and Planning
The Regional Public Information Network is your one-stop resource for news alerts from more than 75 government, transportation, utility, health and emergency response agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Many of our local disasters relate to extreme weather. You can get the latest weather information from the National Weather Service's Seattle office.
We definitely live in earthquake country here in Tacoma. If you're looking for information on earthquakes and geologic hazards in the Pacific Northwest, as well as information on the latest quakes, check out this site for the latest details. Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
Mt. Rainier is located right here in Pierce County and represents a substantial potential threat for our region. For the latest scientific information on Mt. Rainier and the other Cascade volcanoes, check out the Cascades Volcano Observatory website.
Flooding is a significant risk in our area at certain times of the year. This United States Geological Survey site gives the current height of local rivers.
Tacoma is involved in a huge Hazard Mitigation planning effort, along with 47 other jurisdictions in the area. When competed this plan will make us eligible to apply for certain specific types of federal disaster funding.
A family disaster plan is very important for everyone - even if your family consists of only you and your cat. Check out the American Red Cross website for simple instructions on how to put together a preparedness plan. The Red Cross also offers downloadable disaster preparedness materials in many foreign languages.
For information related to medical disasters including Pandemic Flu preparedenss visit the Center for Disease Control website.
Other government agency websites that relate to Emergency Management.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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