Seattle stands up Emergency Operations Center to coordinate potential Ferguson impacts

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 6 p.m. on November 23, 2014. The EOC will provide support to the city and coordination with other departments for possible activities related to the Grand Jury announcement in Ferguson, MO.

"Seattle has a reputation as a city where people express their beliefs and values publicly and safely. It's our job to support people when they do this," said Seattle Emergency Operations Director Barb Graff. "We understand some demonstrations may happen organically and we will support these events as they happen."

The City traditionally activates the Emergency Operations Center during parades, demonstrations, weather events and any time strong coordination across multiple City departments is beneficial.

The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all media inquiries to the JIC using 206-233-5072.