|T. Chris Lee, Director
27 N. 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
|FOR AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1
The Walla Walla Emergency Management Citizen Alert system can alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, radiological events and other emergencies. Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the County’s white pages landline phone database are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts by phone. Citizens may also self-register their cell phone, VOIP phone, email, text message device, fax, TDD, and pager.
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LOOKING FOR A FLOOD MAP?
The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.
Walla Walla County is the first county in the Pendleton Weather Service coverage area within the State of Washington to receive this designation. Significant effort goes into obtaining the designation. Eligibility requirements include establishment of a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, having more than one method of receiving severe weather information and alerting the public, creating a system that monitors local weather conditions and developing a formal hazardous weather plan.
Residents are encouraged to purchase a NOAA weather radio. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broadcasts weather information on several frequencies in our area. The signals may be received by a weather radio, which can be purchased at most electronics stores for $30-60. When severe weather approaches, the radio will sound an alarm and activate an audio message about the weather. See the NOAA Weather Radio web site.