CAMANO ISLAND -- A federal administrator has ruled in favor of Camano Island Fire and Rescue regarding a disagreement over the Terry's Corner Fire Station construction project.The fire department in 2010 was awarded more than $330,000 in...
Date: 12/17/2013 | Sirens
STANWOOD -- Winter's on the way, and local cities are bracing for flooding and other seasonal facts of life in Snohomish County.Historically, floods most often happen here in November and December, and...
Date: 11/30/2013 | Local News
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE -- People who have old cellphones lying around should consider taking out the battery, say local emergency dispatchers.Inactive phones still can call 911, creating problems if there isn't a real emergency, said Debbie Grady, executive director at SNOCOM,...
Date: 11/14/2013 | Local News
OLYMPIA -- The Washington Emergency Management Division says more than 800,000 people through schools, businesses, agencies and families in Washington have registered to take part in Thursday's earthquake drill called The Great Washington ShakeOut.
Date: 10/15/2013 | Northwest
MONTESANO -- In case a tsunami is headed for the town of Ocosta, near Westport on the Washington coast, students at Ocosta Elementary would evacuate up, instead of away.
Date: 10/08/2013 | Northwest
Are you prepared for an emergency? We're talking a disaster. Anything from a power outage to earthquake mayhem.You can find out things you need to know at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 as the Monroe Library presents the Red Cross 30-minute Community Disaster Education presentation.
Date: 09/17/2013 | Life
You still can't text 911.The technology is coming fast, but it's just not there yet locally, according to officials at SNOPAC, one of the county's primary emergency dispatch systems.
Date: 09/16/2013 | Sirens
EVERETT -- A brief but boisterous rainstorm in Snohomish County last week has left a number of local cities, businesses and homeowners still mopping up the damage.
Date: 09/03/2013 | Local News
The Mukilteo Fire Department wants you ... to be prepared for emergencies. Stop in at the Mukilteo fire station, 10400 47th Place W., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for an emergency preparedness open house.
Date: 08/20/2013 | Life
BOTHELL -- The Bothell Fire Department counts about 17 different "zones" within the city.Almost every zone has a neighbor who's a licensed amateur radio or "ham radio" operator. Those neighbors are trained to communicate with rescue crews after a disaster.The...
Date: 07/12/2013 | Local News
CAMP MURRAY -- Depending on the season, Washington state faces a variety of natural disasters. Wildfires in the summer give way to floods and storms in the winter. And earthquakes, tsunamis and volcano eruptions are a risk year round.
Date: 06/27/2013 | Northwest
Did you hear the emergency alarm tests in Snohomish County on Wednesday afternoon and evening?Did you know they were being broadcast from a piece of equipment mounted in the sheriff's rescue helicopter, SnoHawk10?
Date: 06/20/2013 | Sirens
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season.Thursday's outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.
Date: 05/23/2013 | Nation & World
GRANITE FALLS -- Firefighters in Granite Falls soon will have two kinds of new equipment -- one to help them look for missing people and invisible fire dangers, and another to reduce exhaust from fire trucks.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Local News
Do you know grocery stores typically stock just three days worth of food?That means when a disaster, like an earthquake, strikes, those who are not prepared could run out of supplies.
Date: 04/21/2013 | Life
Reminder, folks: The school bus crash in Sultan today is a drill.More info in Saturday's story.Here's a picture of...
Date: 04/09/2013 | Sirens
SULTAN -- A staged school bus crash is planned in Sultan on Tuesday morning.Folks in town will see a school bus on its side near the intersection of First Street and Alder Avenue. Lots of emergency vehicles and crews will converge on scene from about 10 a.m. to noon.
Date: 04/06/2013 | Local News
Six areas prone to slides are identified, targeted for work
Date: 03/20/2013 | Local News
LAKE STEVENS -- Local firefighters and nursing students visited Lake Stevens-area elementary schools throughout February to talk to kids about the dangers of poisons.The program was coordinated by Snohomish County Fire District 8...
Date: 03/14/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- The first round of late winter flooding could start Tuesday.Warm, heavy rain is predicted in the region for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. The Cascade Range could get...
Date: 03/11/2013 | Local News
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Unless Oregon gets better prepared, an inevitable magnitude 9.0 earthquake off its coast could kill thousands of residents and cause more than $30 billion in damage to the economy, a state earthquake commission says.
Date: 02/05/2013 | Northwest