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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-275-7905
Contact: Jennifer Franklin, Emergency Manager
Email: jennifer.franklin@. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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City of Mercer Island / Emergency Management

Emergency Management

The mission of Mercer Island Emergency Management is to prepare for, respond to, and recover from local and regional incidents, and to prepare Mercer Islanders to be self-sufficient for 7 days following a major disaster. We offer a wide range of classes, trainings and certifications to achieve these goals.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

On March 1, King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an Emergency Declaration, enabling County government to take extra steps to fight COVID-19.
 
The City of Mercer Island continues to closely monitor the situation and has already taken a number of actions. Note that in these matters, the City is following guidance and taking direction from Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC).

This situation is changing frequently. For the most up-to-date information, subscribe to Public Health's website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).

Visit letstalk.mercergov.org/coronavirus for more information including assistance for businesses and vulnerable populations.

2020 Training and Event Calendar
2020 Calendar of Events and Trainings Now Available!

Click here to open a downloadable calendar of emergency management events and trainings. Thanks to the generous donation of a Mercer Island resident, the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Department were able to restore many of the community outreach programs cut in 2019.
 



Sign Up for Alerts

To better serve residents and keep them informed about significant events and emergency situations, Mercer Island is joining ALERT King County. This enhanced service will notify subscribers about potential emergencies via their choice of text, email, and telephone.  We highly encourage you to sign up.
Learn more here

MI EM Monthly E-Newsletter



Monthly E-Newsletter and Social Media

Subscribe to the MI Emergency Management monthly e-newsletter for preparedness information, upcoming events and trainings, and more! Click here to subscribe


Follow MI Emergency Management on Facebook! Click here to visit the MI Emergency Management Facebook page.
 



Be Prepared!

The City of Mercer Island partners with the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

Watch coverage of the City's Emergency Preparedness program and volunteers on KING-5 Tv News:
City Manager interview; Lead Volunteer David Uhler interview; Volunteer Sue Robboy interview
 
  • Catastrophes happen. Check these links to see if you are prepared
  • Know your Hazards (fact sheets and FAQ on possible events)
  • Other languages (click on the flags below):    
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Stay Informed!

During emergencies or disasters, you can stay informed by:  


Want to Help?

Interested in receiving training and serving as a volunteer? Click here to learn more.



Questions?

Contact Emergency Manager Jennifer Franklin at 206-275-7905 or jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org.

 



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Governor Inslee Extends Stay Home Order Through May 4
Apr 3, 2020 – On April 2, Governor Inslee announced a month-long extension to his current “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order designed to continue slowing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak across Washington State. The order extends the ban on all gatherings and keeps non-essential bu...  Read more... 
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King County Coronavirus Data Dashboard
Apr 1, 2020 – Last week Public Health - Seattle & King County launched an online dashboard that provides daily updates on COVID-19 cases and deaths: www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data   The dashboard provides data on how many people have been tested, numbers of positive tests in each city or z...  Read more... 
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Update on City’s Water Utility Billing and Backflow Testing Policies
Mar 30, 2020 - In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the City has announced updated guidance around its water utility billing policy and rules for annual backflow testing. Water Utility Billing Policy Clean and safe drinking water on Mercer Island is an essential service and is particu...  Read more... 
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*Canceled* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes
Monday, April 06, 2020
Mercer Island's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course for 2020 begins on Monday February 24.  This CERT Course will be held weekly on Monday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the City Hall Emergency Operations Center (9611 SE 36th Street). 2020 Dates and Classes: ...  Read more... 
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LIVE Coronavirus Video Conference
Thursday, April 09, 2020
On Thursdays at 3:00pm, City Manager Jessi Bon will host the City's ongoing series of live video conferences to update the community on the City's coronavirus response and continued preparations for extended impacts. Speakers will include Donna Colosky (MI School District Superintendent), La...  Read more... 
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LIVE Coronavirus Video Conference
Thursday, April 16, 2020
On Thursdays at 3:00pm, City Manager Jessi Bon will host the City's ongoing series of live video conferences to update the community on the City's coronavirus response and continued preparations for extended impacts. Speakers will include Donna Colosky (MI School District Superintendent), La...  Read more... 
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