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Jefferson County WA Emergency Management
Tuesday October 17th, 2017 :: 12:26 p.m. PDT


Preparing for storm season here in Jefferson County. Please click to read the attached information in email or web.

As we prepare for storm season and the typical increase in Nixle notifications being issued, we here at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management would like to 1) inform you that National Weather Service Warnings, Watches, and Advisory messages are re-broadcast through our office.  This means that their messages are sent directly from NWS to you, via Nixle.  We do not alter their wording; and 2) please review the following descriptions so that you may better understand these messages from the National Weather Service: 

A "WARNING" is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.

A "WATCH" is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.

An "ADVISORY" is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.

Jefferson County WA Emergency Management
81 Elkins Rd
Jefferson County, WA 98339

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 360-385-9368

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