Washington County Emergency Management (WCEM) is a volunteer organization dedicated to minimizing the effects of disasters upon the people of the community.

The professional and volunteer staff of WCEM are trained to respond to a wide variety of technological and natural disasters. Hazard mitigation is an important part of group activities and includes the identification and elimination of possible long term hazards.

Another function of the group is the coordination of local, State, and Federal response to a disaster event. WCEM is responsible for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and for the coordination of disaster emergency response.

WCEM personnel are trained in a wide variety of skills including the following:

Disaster Preparedness Disaster Team Organization Search / Rescue
Emergency Medical Basic Fire Fighting Traffic Control
Weather Spotting Damage Assessment


Tornado Siren Tests are conducted in Bartlesville on the first Monday of each month at 1:15 p.m. if weather permits, alternate test day is second Monday at 1:15 p.m…

During storm watches and EOC activation you can monitor our radio traffic on the following frequencies:

158.745Mhz 155.235Mhz

154.355Mhz 146.655Mhz HAM

Washington Co. and Bartlesville are Storm Ready Certified!

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All warnings for Washington County has been allowed to expire or cancelled. Still expecting rain to continue for awhile. ... See MoreSee Less

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Severe T-Storm warning for northern portion of the county from Dewey to the KS line. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lg hail and very strong winds possible in the Wann area moving SE at 30mph ... See MoreSee Less

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Small storm on Hwy 60 at Nowata County line may be producing some large hail, moving SE at 25 mph. ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE; Storm movement has slowed considerably, moving south at about 25mph.
Very dangerous storm near Miami, Welch, Afton areas. Moving south at 50 mph with very large hail and upper level rotation, Grand Lake area should take cover.
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