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. Griggs Road E closure

    Griggs Rd E between Browne Rd E and Orville Rd E remains closed due to low hanging utility lines over the roadway. Check the status of the road over the weekend at Read On...
  2. Winter Weather Update-Dec. 2 (9:30 a.m.)

    Our crews will plow remaining slush from main and secondary roads as needed today. They will also patrol for icy conditions and apply salt as conditions warrant on main and secondary roads. Please give them room to work. Read On...
  3. 159th St. E closure (Back Open)

    Update: This road reopened at 10:25 Dec. 1. 159th St. E is closed at 6th Ave. E as of 4 p.m. Dec. 1 after a traffic accident involving a utility pole as of 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Read On...
  4. Winter Weather Update-Dec. 1 (3 p.m.)

    Our crews will continue to plow and apply salt along our main roads as conditions warrant overnight and into tomorrow. 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.