Personal Preparedness

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one preparedness action a month

Preparedness is the foundation for building resilient communities. While Pierce County Emergency Management focuses on preparing our whole community for disasters, you also have a role to play in emergency preparedness. By planning ahead, you can increase your ability to survive and thrive in the face of disaster, everything from an earthquake to a major winter storm.
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  1. Winter Weather Update-Nov. 30 (3 p.m.)

    We may see snow and freezing temperatures overnight. Scattered snow showers are possible Thursday. Read On...
  2. Brooks Road E closure (Back Open)

    This road is back open as of 6:30 p.m. Original post: Brooks Road E remains closed to through traffic between Neadham Road E and Fisk Road E due to a downed tree/utility lines. Read On...
  3. Orville Road E closure (Back Open)

    Update: The road is back open. Orville Rd E remains closed from Brooks Rd E to Electron Rd E due to multiple downed trees in utility lines. Read On...
  4. Winter Weather Update-Nov. 29 (2 p.m.)

    We’re expecting rain and wind tonight and Wednesday. There is a potential for lowland snow and more freezing temperatures on Thursday. Read On...
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Pierce County Employee Emergency Preparedness

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier encourages all County employees to be prepared at work and at home.  This includes having 14 days of supplies on hand and a communications plan with their family, to help get Pierce County back to normal after an emergency.