1. Great Washington Shakeout 2018
    Join in on the 2018 Great Washington Shakeout earthquake drill on October 18th. You can join the growing number of islanders who are preparing for "the big one" by signing up online. It's quick and easy to do at:
    http://shakeout.org/washington

    So far, nearly 700 people in the islands are involved. This includes school districts, fire departments, a daycare, county government, local businesses, and household participants.

    When you register you'll receive Shakeout news and preparedness info, and be counted among those making preparations. The recent hurricane in the Carolinas has provided plenty of examples of the consequences of natural disasters, and the difference the preparations of communities can make.

    You can help prepare your family and community by participating in the Great Washington Shakeout drill. If you have questions or would like help getting started, contact the DEM office at, 370-0587, or email dem@sanjuandem.net. Sign up now, and "Be Prepared, It’s The Island Way!"

    For more info about the impacts of quakes and tsunamis in the islands, visitwww.sanjuandem.net/quakes

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  1. Countywide Varicella (Chickenpox) ALERT!

    Nine school- and preschool-aged children have CONFIRMED cases of varicella (chickenpox) on Lopez, Orcas and Shaw islands, with additional possible cases awaiting evaluation from health care providers within the county. Read on...
  2. Shaw Students Win Statewide Contest to promote ShakeOut

    The students at the Shaw Island School recently won first place in a statewide contest promoting earthquake preparedness and safety. Read on...
  3. San Juan County Property taxes due October 31st

    San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would like to remind county property owners that the second installment of property taxes and personal property taxes are due October 31st. Read on...
  4. San Juan County 2019 Preliminary Budget Published and Available Online

    San Juan County’s Preliminary Budget for 2019 has been published. With a theme of “Finish What We’ve Started,” the 2019 budget focuses resources on projects and initiatives already underway within the County. Read on...
  5. The SmileMobile (dental van) is coming to Orcas Island

    The Arcora Foundation - SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children and pregnant women who might not otherwise have access Read on...
  6. 2018 Great Washington Shakeout

    It's just one week until the 2018 Great Washington Shakeout earthquake drill on October 18th. Read on...
  7. San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Health Alert

    October 11, 2018 - A case of varicella, or “chicken pox,” has been confirmed in a school-aged child in the Lopez Island community. Read on...
  8. San Juan County Listening Forums

    San Juan County Department of Health and Community Services is working with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Community Services Division (CSD), Read on...
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