Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness Depends on You

Every person who lives or works in Redmond shares responsibility for minimizing the impact of a disaster on our community.

Types of Disasters

Disasters such as storms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, pandemics, and volcanic eruptions can strike at any time, often without warning. All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property, and take lives. Knowing what to do can help you and your family be prepared for a disaster. 

Effects on the Community

Many disasters will affect essential services and possibly disrupt your ability to travel or communicate with each other. You may be forced to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. Emergency services will be busy after a disaster, but in the immediate aftermath of an event, they will not be able to get help to everyone as quickly as needed.

This is when you are likely to be most vulnerable. This is why planning to look after yourself and your loved ones for two weeks or more in the event of a disaster is important. Planning ahead for the challenges you are likely to face in various scenarios - and taking action to be prepared - can help reduce the impact of the disaster event. 

Learn More

Check out the information on Get Redmond Ready Resources.

About the Redmond Emergency Management Team

The Emergency Management team creates and promotes a safer, more resilient community 

  • We assess and monitor natural and human-caused hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities. 
  • We write, practice, and revise plans and operating procedures for all aspects of emergency management.
  • We work closely with neighboring cities as well as regional partners such as King County Emergency Management and the Washington State Emergency Management Division. We collaborate with nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools, local businesses, and special districts.
  • We educate and train the community. It is our goal that citizens and their families have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be prepared for - and get through - a disaster.
  • We operate the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is activated for citywide communication and coordination duties in response to a disaster.