When a major emergency happens in Bellevue, the city will likely open its Emergency Operations Center. The EOC is located in a secure facility where departments can work closely together to coordinate the emergency response, allocate resources and support management of the incident.
If the EOC is activated, the latest information on the situation will be posted on the home page as soon as it is available. The city will send Alerts notifications and post information on the city Twitter feed to get information out quickly to the public.
The city has been responding to the pandemic in several ways. All COVID-19-related city information is available on vaccines, response (with status of facilities), community resources, business resources and updates.
Prepare and Respond to Known Hazards
The Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management offers tips on how to prepare for and respond to known hazards in the Pacific Northwest, including earthquakes, flooding, snowstorms and wild fires.
During significant weather events, information about potential local impacts, the city's response and resources available to you will be posted on the home page.
Postings regarding past weather events are included here.
- High Wind Warning (Nov. 13)
- Excessive Heat Warning (July 31 - Aug. 4)
- Winter Storm (Feb. 6-10)
- New Year's Day Snow (Jan. 1)
Assistance during Emergencies
- City of Bellevue: Only call 911 for life-threatening emergencies. Call the Operations and Maintenance Support line at 425-452-7840 to report downed trees or other hazards in the roadway.
- Puget Sound Energy: Call PSE at 888-225-5773 to report a power outage; you can also go to PSE to report it online and check PSE's outage map.
Disasters and emergencies do occur. Are you and your family prepared for the next one? Get an emergency kit! Make a plan! Be informed! The city's Office of Emergency Management offers helpful resources and training.
Preset your radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for the state Department of Transportation's traffic-information stations.