KEEP IN TOUCH AND BE PREPARED

Community Phone Numbers

Union

Mason County

Shelton

Belfair

Washington State

Utilities

Union Community Phone Numbers

Mason County Community Phone Numbers

Shelton Community Phone Numbers

Belfair Community Phone Numbers

Washington State Community Phone Numbers

  • Washington State Fish and Wildlife (State Department of Fish & Wildlife Bear, Cougar, etc., & Poaching “Hotline”) or 9-1-1 if emergency, or email them at enforcement-web@dfw.wa.gov 1-877-933-9847
  • Washington Poison Center (If you suspect poisoning or need information on potential poisons.) (If the poisoning is a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 first)
  • WA State Patrol 360-426-6674

Utilities Phone Numbers

Disaster Preparedness

Basic Disaster Supplies/Materials to Have on Hand

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

For more information see http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

View a video from the Mason County Fire Department on how to built your own disaster kit 

  • Water: recommended to have 1 gallon per person per day; aim for a 3 day supply
  • Food: 3 day supply of nonperishable food and a manual can opener
  • Radio: battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Basic tools: wrench, heavy gloves, dust masks · First aid kit
  • Personal sanitation: moist towelettes, garbage bags and ties
  • Whistle: to signal for help · Eyeglasses · Prescription medication
  • Copies of key documents, such as family documents insurance · Information, identification, and financial information in a waterproof container.
  • Chlorine bleach and medicine dropper: in an emergency 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water can be used to treat potentially contaminated tap water if boiling water is not an option
  • Pet supplies: food and water for family pets
  • Cell phone charger

Evacuation Levels

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your home or confine you to your home or car. What would you do if basic services–water, gas, electricity, or telephones–were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

When evacuations are made in Bend, its actually the Mason County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) that makes the determination to evacuate and then implements the plan. MCSO issues levels of evacuation during emergencies so residents know what to expect during the evacuation. Here are those levels:

LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. GET YOUR EVACUATION SUPPLIES TOGETHER.

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to Evacuate. YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE.

This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate NOW, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!

Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE. Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.

Resources

Understand and be prepared before a disaster strikes will help you in the event of an actual emergency. Here are a few websites that can help you learn and prepare for disasters.

Ready for Wildfire

Department of Natural Resources

Connections

When a disaster strikes, one thing everyone wants to know is what the current status is.  This is a list of Facebook pages and websites that we have compiled that could have information. You do not need a Facebook account to view public Facebook pages, just click on the link to see the latest information.

Facebook Group: Mason County All Hazard News
https://www.facebook.com/MasonCountyWAHazard/

Facebook Page: Mason County Sherriff
https://www.facebook.com/masoncosheriff/

Mason County Fire District 6 Unofficial Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/themightymason6/

Facebook: Mason county fire watch
https://www.facebook.com/SheltonWildlandFireOct2012/

Department of Natural Resources
https://www.dnr.wa.gov/

Washington State Emergency Management
https://www.facebook.com/WashEMD/

Macecom (Mason County sheriff dispatchers)
https://www.facebook.com/macecom/

Mason County Bulletin Board and Crime Watch
https://www.facebook.com/groups/774074725996613/

Peace, Love, Union
https://www.facebook.com/groups/359774487771198/

Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce
https://www.facebook.com/MasonCountyChamber/

North Mason Chamber
https://www.facebook.com/North.Mason.Chamber

Mason County PUD 3
https://www.facebook.com/MASONPUD3/

Mason WebTV
https://www.facebook.com/MasonWebTV/