City of Seattle services experiencing major fiber line outage

SEATTLE (March 8, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 10:30 a.m. to support operations around a major fiber line outage in downtown Seattle. The City has isolated the issue and started repairs. Several City facilities are affected by this outage, including the following. Crews are […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center Activated for Snow and Cold Weather Event

SEATTLE (February 7, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 5 a.m. to support operations surrounding the Winter snow and cold weather event in Seattle. Public information officers are available to answer media inquiries at (206) 233-5072. Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center deactivated

SEATTLE (February 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center today at 6:10 p.m. The Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center will activate tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 a.m. to monitor the morning commute and support operations surrounding the winter snow event in Seattle. […] Read more »

City opens emergency overnight, warming shelters

Southwest Community Center in Roxhill will open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. SEATTLE (Feb. 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has coordinated emergency shelter beds to keep additional people from sleeping outside tonight. Additional beds were added to the shelter system already in place, as Seattle faces another night of cold […] Read more »

Winter Weather Response Map

During major winter storms, plan your trip by seeing where the snow plows have been and viewing traffic cameras. Know the routes on the Winter Weather snow and ice route map! SDOT commits to clearing snow from identified routes throughout the city within 12 hours of a significant lull in the storm. The map can help […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center Activated for Womxn’s March Event

CITY OF SEATTLE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER SEATTLE (January 21, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 10 a.m. to support operations surrounding the Womxn’s March in Seattle. Public information officers are available to answer media inquiries at (206) 233-5072. Read more »

City activating to monitor Inauguration Day events

SEATTLE (January 20, 2017) – The City of Seattle today activated the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center to coordinate city operations surrounding several Inauguration Day events happening around Seattle. Expect large crowds and delays around the following:   Inauguration Day Student Walkout Rally: Seattle Central College Plaza, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Immigrant […] Read more »

City prepares for potential winter storm

Today, Mayor Ed Murray activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) ahead of a predicted snowstorm that could impact the Seattle area this evening and tomorrow morning. The EOC will manage the City’s response to impacts stemming from the storm. The EOC will begin operations at 5 p.m. today and will remain open as dictated by […]

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City preparing for storm, encourages residents to take caution this evening

SEATTLE – With high-winds and rain predicted for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the City of Seattle is advising residents to take precautions at home and when traveling. Residents should defer traveling during the storm, avoid and report downed power lines and trees, and be cautious near areas experiencing flooding.     The National Weather […]

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City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center activated

SEATTLE (October 15, 2016) –Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 3 P.M. today to provide support for City agencies ahead of the severe storm that is predicted to impact the Seattle area this afternoon and evening. The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated

SEATTLE (October 14, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 5 a.m. to provide support for City agencies following last night’s windstorm and impacts to Friday morning’s commute. The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center deactivated

SEATTLE (June 26, 2016) – The City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) deactivated today at 4 p.m. after the conclusion of the Seattle Pride parade. Public safety inquiries should be directed to the Seattle Police Department’s Public Affairs line at 206-684-5522. Contact: Seattle Joint Information Center, 206.233.5072, eoc.pio@seattle.gov   Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center activated

SEATTLE (June 26, 2016) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 9:30 a.m. this morning to support city operations during today’s Pride parade and celebrations.   The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all media inquiries […] Read more »

Emergency Operations Center deactivated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/2/2016 Emergency Operations Center deactivated SEATTLE (May 2, 2016, 11:11 a.m.) – The City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deactivated at 10:22 p.m. May 1st, 2016. [View City of Seattle News Release] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated

Contact: Seattle Joint Information Center, 206.233.5072, eoc.pio@seattle.gov                     City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center Activated   SEATTLE (May 1, 2016) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:00 a.m. this morning to provide support to the city and coordinate response to potential traffic impacts for events and […] Read more »