Lewis County Public Health and Social Services is continually working to improve local capacity to respond to public health emergencies. Emergencies and disasters have the potential to impact the public's health in many ways. We are working to enhance our Department's internal readiness, in addition to our ability to work more collaboratively with community partners, emergency responders, and elected officials.
The Emergency Preparedness Team leads the Department's efforts to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies in Lewis County. This team includes the Department Director, the Health Officer, Environmental Health Specialists, Communicable Disease Nurses, and other programs and organizations.
If you have an interest in helping during Public Health Emergencies, please consider joining our Medical Reserve Corps.
Important Resources for the Public:
- Lewis County Emergency Management
- Washington Emergency Management
- Washington State Department of Health - Emergency Preparedness
Tools for Individuals and Families:
- Personal and Family Preparedness
- 24-week calendar to help you prepare
- Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
- Local American Red Cross: South Puget Sound Chapter
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Emergency Preparedness
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- Institute for Business and Home Safety
Resources for Environment and Climate Monitoring:
Emergency Preparedness Phone Numbers:
- Puget Sound Energy: 1-888-225-5773