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 encourages residents to prepare for weekend weather

With high-winds and rain predicted for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest this weekend, it is recommended that residents take extra precautions at home and when out. Residents should defer traveling during the storm, avoid and report downed power lines and trees, and be cautious near areas experiencing flooding. Latest modeling shows a chance for […]

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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 »

Seattle cooling shelter locations announced ahead of heat wave

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle and surrounding areas from Tuesday afternoon through Friday night. The City of Seattle is preparing public spaces to be used by residents to stay cool, as well as tips to stay safe during periods of high heat. Stay hydrated and check on vulnerable […]

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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 »

Greenwood Explosion

An early morning explosion leveled several Greenwood businesses and sent nine firefighters to the hospital on March 9, 2016. Fire companies responded to reports of a natural gas leak at 1:04 a.m. in the vicinity of Greenwood Avenue North and 85th Street. A short time later flying glass and debris from an explosion and fire injured eight firefighters and a battalion chief. All […] Read more »

Police Investigating Cause of Fatal Four Vehicle Collision on Aurora Bridge

Seattle Police Department Traffic Collision Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fatal four-vehicle collision Thursday on the Aurora Bridge. Just before 11:15 AM, a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle was headed northbound on the Aurora Bridge as a second tour bus was headed southbound. The two tour vehicles collided, along with two passenger vehicles. Collision […] Read more »

Fatal Multi Casualty Incident on Aurora Bridge

Seattle Firefighters responded to a report of a head-on crash involving a school charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and several passenger vehicles on the south end of the Aurora Bridge at 11:11 this morning. Four people were killed and over 44 patients were transported to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals with a combination of critical […] Read more »

Fatal Multi Casualty Incident on Aurora Bridge

Seattle Firefighters responded to a report of a head-on crash involving a school charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and several passenger vehicles on the south end of the Aurora Bridge at 11:11 this morning. Four  people were killed and over 44 patients were transported to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals with a combination of critical […] Read more »