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Emergency Management Division
In anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in the Florida and South Carolina areas, several states in the potential impact zone are leaning forward to request assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). If your agency or jurisdiction has resources which can be spared to help support the requests in the table below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to indicate interest in supporting and next steps.
PLEASE NOTE: Unauthorized deployment or other assistance is NOT reimbursable.
The table below will be updated daily, so please check often.
EMAC A Team (2 person team) to perform state-level creation and tracking of Emergency Management Assistance Compact requests and management of the EMAC Operations System of requested assets.
The mission of the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the people, property, environment, and economy of Washington State.
The Division notifies and alerts state agencies and local governments of impending emergencies and disasters. During state emergencies, EMD manages the State Emergency Operations Center located on Camp Murray, near Tacoma, and coordinates the response to ensure help is provided to those who need it quickly and effectively. The EOC is designated as the central location for information gathering, disaster analysis, and response coordination. Other state agencies with emergency roles may come to the EOC to help coordinate the state response. Federal government agencies, along with state and local volunteer organizations, also may provide representatives.
At the EOC, information gathered is used by executives to make decisions concerning emergency actions and to identify and prioritize the use of state resources needed to respond to the emergency. The EOC may issue emergency warnings or disseminate critical information and instructions to government personnel and the public who may need to take emergency protective actions.
- Contact the Emergency Management Division
- Are you with the private sector and need help? Click here.
- Learn about the state Emergency Operations Center.
- Learn about the 24-hour state Alert & Warning Center.
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