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Emergency Preparedness

Disasters may strike at any time, usually with little or no warning. In our region, we could experience earthquakes, storms, volcanic activity, severe weather, hazardous material releases, and other emergencies.

Families, businesses, and other community organizations can take steps to prepare for emergencies. Included on our Useful Links page is information on preparedness planning for homes and businesses as well as national disaster plans and a wide variety of other related information.

The City of Auburn also has many tools to help you when winter weather strikes:

Storm ReadyThe City of Auburn is a StormReady city, a designation through the National Weather Service. StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property - before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

Real Time Traffic Conditions

View our real time traffic map that will show emergency and long term road closures, live web cams and other information next time winter weather strikes.

Snow and Ice Plowing Routes

Take a look at our snow and ice routes (PDF) to understand which roads the City will prioritize during the next snow or ice storm. As a rule, we will take care of the hillsides first and other routes as needed for public safety.

Useful Maps

The City has a collection of interactive or downloadable maps you may find useful in the event of an emergency or other situations.

If you would like a disaster preparedness course for your community group or business, simply contact the City of Auburn Emergency Preparedness Office at 253-876-1925.