Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, May 4, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

(For more information on essential functions, visit: https://bit.ly/3dwIBK8)
(For office contacts, visit: https://bit.ly/3bs7bdy)

Welcome to Thurston County Emergency Management

We are accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

If you have items to donate, contact our Emergency Management team at: 360-867-2800 or email EMWebmaster@co.thurston.wa.us

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The SBA released guidance for small businesses in Thurston County who are suffering economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

 SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process.

"Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred," said Carranza.

"These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster's impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing," Carranza added.

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 16, 2020.

 COVID-19 SBA Loan News Release - English.docx

COVID-19 SBA Loan News Release - Spanish.docx

 

 

 

 

Sign Up for Alerts & Notifications!
Thurston County Emergency Management in cooperation with participating cities, uses several methods to warn the public of hazardous situations within the county.

Some of the warnings we issue require citizens to sign up to receive the messages, such as river flood alerts.

Click Here for more details or to register or update your current information.

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Recruiting for Disaster Assistance Response Team (TCDART)

We are currently accepting applications for individuals interested in being a part of the Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). DART members are trained in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), disaster preparedness, emergency radio communications, shelter care, etc., and provide needed services to the people of Thurston County before, during and after emergencies or other disasters.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the DART, click here.

QuakeSmart Tool Kit

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently produced a QuakeSmart Toolkit for businesses. The kit provides guidance on things you can do to help mitigate the damage an earthquake can do to your personnel, property, and to help lessen any financial losses that might be incurred.

For more information and to access the QuakeSmart Earthquake Mitigation Toolkit for Businesses, click here.

 

Become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter
Skywarn Weather Spotters are volunteers who helpkeep their local communities safe by providing timely and accuratereports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Skywarn stormspotters are citizens who form the nation's first line of defenseagainst severe weather.

Anyone with an interest in public service is encouraged to join the Skywarn program. Training is free and available online. Click here for more information.

See our Resource Links - an internet library of emergency management and preparedness information, organized by topics such as:

  • Personal, Family & Neighborhood Preparedness
  • Biological, Chemical & Environmental Hazards
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Drought
  • ... and many more

Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
9521 Tilley Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Contact
Phone (360) 867-2800
Fax (360) 867-2811

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