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Emergency Operations Center

Informational updates and situation reports will be provided, when the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated.

Whatcom County Incident Hotline

(360) 778-8500

Department of 
                  Emergency ManagementWhenever there is an event that you need to know about, the Division of Emergency Management will activate this hotline. Intended for public information, the hotline might be activated for "in-progress" events such as:

  • Earthquake
  • Hazardous material incidents
  • Ongoing flooding
  • Or potential events, such as conditions that could lead to flooding.

The immediate need to issue emergency public information or instructions will result in the activation of the local Emergency Alert System (EAS). KGMI (AM 790) is the primary EAS station for the Whatcom County area. All other stations in the county will also carry the EAS messages when they are issued.

Whenever you have an emergency that requires a response from fire, emergency medical or law enforcement professionals, dial 9-1-1.

During community emergencies, however, the fire department, law enforcement and other agencies may need every available telephone line to initiate help and rescue procedures. Therefore, we ask that you use the telephone only when necessary.