Emergency Management

July 10, 2023

Summer is here and being prepared for Extreme Heat is important.   According to FEMA, extreme heat is a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees.  Click on the link below for tips on 'How to Stay Safe'.  

Extreme Heat Preparedness

March 8, 2023

The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft 2023 Adams County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The 14-day comment period begins on March 8th and ends on March 22nd. A brief presentation of the draft plan will be held at the Adams County Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday March 15th at 9:30am.

In response to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the process to write the plan began in 2022 with the formation of a planning partnership. This county-wide partnership helped to pool resources and create a county-wide hazard mitigation strategy. The process was led by Adams County Emergency Management and funded by FEMA planning grants.

Public input was received throughout the planning process through a public meeting held in February.

The plan is composed of two volumes. Volume 1 explains the planning process, describes the county-wide risk to hazards of concern, and discusses county-wide mitigation actions. Volume 2 contains annexes for each of the planning partners with specific risks and mitigation actions identified.

Draft Adams County HMP Volume 1      Draft Adams County HMP Volume 2

The public is encouraged to provide input on the draft plan. Please send any questions or comments about the plan to Sandi Duffey at sandid@co.adams.wa.us or call 509-659-3337. All comments must be received by March 22nd.

January 25, 2023


Adams County Emergency Management is inviting the public to attend a virtual meeting to learn about the Adams County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

An HMP looks at how the County can become more resilient to natural hazards such as wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, drought, and severe storms. The HMP will provide an overall strategy of programs, projects, and measures aimed at reducing the adverse impacts of natural hazards on the communities within Adams County. The agencies participating in the planning process will use hazard data to identify specific projects that can mitigate against the risk of natural hazards, such as retrofitting water and sewer systems, adding generators to critical facilities, or modifying structures with fire resistant materials.

During the virtual meeting, the HMP project team will share the results of the risk assessment and provide information about natural hazards that pose a risk to Adams County. The meeting will be held on February 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. using Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 861 1647 5297

Passcode: 635350

Join by phone: 253-215-8782

The update is being led by Sandi Duffey, Director of Adams County Emergency Management. Seven cities, towns, and special districts are participating in the planning process with the County.

For questions, please contact Sandi Duffey at sandid@co.adams.wa.us or 509-659-3337.

Emergency Management, public education and information regarding natural and manmade disasters within the County.

Contact Information
Sandi Duffey, Director

Adams County Emergency Management
2069 West Hwy 26
Othello, WA 99344
Telephone Number: 509-488-3704
Fax Number: 509-488-6090