Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Emergency Information & Advisories


​COVID-19 Information

Situation in Thurston County 

Due to the level of concern about COVID-19, the following are in effect in Thurston County.

Small Business Administration - Economic Impact Loan News Release

COVID-19 SBA Loan News Release - English.docx

COVID-19 SBA Loan News Release - Spanish.docx

News Releases 

Helpful Links
Sandbag Information

Thurston County Sandbag Priorities
Includes guidance for placing sandbags, information about sandbagging in groundwater flooding areas, and steps to take before a flood.

Guide to Estimating the Quantity of Sandbags Needed
Instructional flyer on estimating and placing sandbags, distributed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Release of Liability
Please fill out this release of liability form and submit it to the following address before picking up sandbags:
Thurston County Emergency Management
9521 Tilley Rd SW
Olympia WA 98512

Sand and Sandbag Locations

Not all locations have filled bags - bring a shovel to locations with empty bags and bulk sand and be prepared to load the bags.

Fire Station 1-2, 10828 Littlerock Rd. Rochester (filled bags)

Fire Station 1-3, 18346 Albany St., Rochester (filled bags)

Fire Station 1-4, 2641 114th Way (filled bags)

Fire Station 83, 5046 Boston Harbor RD NE (filled Bags)

Fire Station 91, 125 Delphi Rd NW (filled bags, empty bags & bulk sand)

Fire Station 93, 2815 Summit Lake Shore Rd NW (filled bags, empty bags & bulk sand)

Fire Station 95, 5911 Black Lake Blvd. SW (empty bags & bulk sand)

Fire Station 12-1, 187 Hodgden St. SE, Tenino (empty bags and bulk sand)

Fire Station 12-2, 17134 Old Hwy 99 SE, Tenino (empty bags and bulk sand)

Fire Station 12-3, 5405 Skookumchuck Rd. SE (empty bags and sand)

Fire Station 13-1, 3707 Steamboat Loop NW (filled bags)

Fire Station 13-2, 8113 Steamboat Island Rd. NW (filled bags, empty bags & bulk sand)

Nisqually Tribe, 2048 B Chickaman Ct. Olympia 98512 (filled bags)

SE Thurston Fire Authority 21, 709 Mill Rd., Yelm (filled bags)

SE Thurston Fire Authority 17-1, 16306 Bald Hill Rd. SE, Yelm (filled bags, empty bags & bulk sand)

SE Thurston Fire Authority 17-2, 17701 Lawrence Lake Rd. SE, Yelm (filled bags)

City of Tumwater Fire Dept., 7007 Capitol Blvd. SW - South side of building (filled bags)

Town of Bucoda, 605 N. Main St. (empty bags and bulk sand)

City of Olympia Public Works - Please call 360-753-8333.

City of Yelm Public Works - 901 Rhoton Rd. SE, Yelm (empty bags & bulk sand)

Thurston County Emergency Management, 9521 Tilley Rd. SW, Olympia
Filled bags are available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please call 360-867-2800 prior to pickup.