Severe Weather and Disaster Information

Class scheduling information

For the latest class schedule changes, please call the Education Services hotline at 253-573-6020.

Information regarding unplanned class schedule changes:

Education sponsored classes and Epic classes

Twitter channel


Follow Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Disaster Preparedness on Twitter at for the latest severe weather updates and preparedness information for Virginia Mason Franciscan Health employees.

Drill: Operation T-Rex

You and your family can participate in the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health disaster exercise, Operation T-Rex drill. This exercise tests the ability to communicate with employees regarding a disease outbreak and steps to take to provide medications to you and your family. Please follow the instructions for the screening exercise reviewing Plague Facts. This is a drill only.

Storm safety: Tips and information

Severe storms can result in power failure, road closure and damage to buildings and property. Preparation is your best protection to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Here are some tips and information to help.

Storm Safety Tips:

  • In your department, check to ensure that your flashlights and alternative light sources are available and in working order
  • Use a non-electric alarm clock
  • Plan for a difficult commute
  • Check on road closures prior to leaving your home

Resources: Severe weather information and safety recommendations


National Weather Service


Pierce County shelters

Kitsap County shelters

Road Conditions

Washington Dept. of Transportation Traffic Alerts

King County

Kitsap County

Public Transportation

Pierce County Transit

King County Metro

Emergency Information

American Red Cross


King County Emergency Management

Pierce County Emergency Management

Washington State Disaster Center

News Media

The News Tribune

The Seattle Times




KIRO radio

Resource Guides

Help the Power is Out

A guide prepared by the Red Cross on handling perishable food during and following power outages.

Carbon Monoxide

An important notice on its hazards and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.