Welcome to Island County's National Preparedness Month homepage. On this page you will find information on emergency planning for individuals and families, information on local hazards in Island County, children and family activities, and information about local preparedness groups and organizations. Click through our navigation bar to the left to explore and learn more about Island County's hazards with maps, videos and disaster resources.
September 10th, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Zoom Meeting Link
Join the Camano Preparedness Group's monthly meeting to learn about local preparedness tips and tricks. the CPG will be presenting their "What to do Until Help Arrives" presentation for anyone who lives in Island County. This presentation is focused on what to do after an emergency occurs and how to save lives before first responders arrive.
September 17th, 11:30-12:30pm
It's time to review, re-plan and re-stock. Join disaster preparedness experts for an interactive, two-part webinar about how to stay prepared from our home.
Residents in Island County can experience a variety of hazards. Learn more about each hazard in the slideshow presentations below, and visit our hazard pages for more information and resources.
Hazard Information Pages:
The Department of Emergency Management recommends that residents signup for local emergency alerts through AlertSense. Individuals can sign up for alerts here and can choose how they recieve alerts. Alerts can be sent through text messages, emails and smartphone notifications. In some circumstances, pre-recorder phone messages may be used to relay information. You can also download the AlertSense smartphone application on both Iphone and Android devices. Look up the MyAlerts application in your device's app store and follow the instructions to set up your location and alert preferences.
Island County DEM also recommends our Island County Preparedness App, available on both Iphone and Android app stores. The app allows individuals and families to create an emergency plan, learn more about hazards and preparedness, and the location of important services such as hospitals, grocery stores, and fire stations in Island County. For more information on the app, visit:
For more information on Alerts and Warnings in Island County, please visit our Alerts and Warnings webpage.
Island County Department of Emergency Management has a variety of social media we use to share information and preparedness tips. Find us on: Facebook
Island County has a wide variety of organizations dedicated to emergency response and disaster preparedness. Click the links below to learn more about each group and what they do.
The Deception Pass Power Squadron has noticed an increase in the amount of individuals engaging in boating activities around Island County. Individuals should be familiar with boating safety and guidelines when operating a boat (kayaks and paddle boards included) in the Puget Sound and it's surrounding waters.
Children's Activities can be found on on our kids/youth activity page. The following quiz was created for families who watch the video presentations listed above. The answers to this quiz can be found at the end of the document.