The Department of Homeland Security provides an Are You Ready Guide
to the citizens of this nation to help be prepared against all types of hazards. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families and individuals should know what to do, where to seek shelter, be prepared to evacuate their home and know how to care for their basic medical needs.
As an Individual - You have a responsibility to protect yourself and your family by knowing what to do before, during and after an event. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. Disaster supply kits should be prepared for your home, work and vehicles. Your supply kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days.
As a Community - Most emergencies are handled at the local level, which puts a tremendous responsibility on the community for taking care of its citizens. The local level team is made up of paid employees and volunteers from the private and public sectors. During a disaster, the City Public Works Department becomes the backup Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The City Public Safety Complex is the primary facility. The EOC is a central command and control facility established to identify damage and hazards, assess potential risk to the community, identify needs, provide shelter, etc.
For AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES: Call 911
- the operator will dispatch a utility crew member as required.
The Public Works Department commonly responds to the following types of problems throughout our community. In situations where the City of Edmonds may not be the responsible responding party, our staff may be able to assist you in reaching the appropriate utility, jurisdiction, etc.
During normal working hours please contact the Public Works Department by
or by phone at 425.771.0235.