Whidbey General Hospital

Disaster Preparedness

In the event of an incident with mass casualties, weather-related emergency or a major disaster in our community, Whidbey General will offer real time/current information and action plans on this website.

Whidbey Island Disaster Information in Real Time

For example, if a major school bus accident with multiple injuries occurred, the hospital would be flooded with calls from concerned family members and the hospital lobby and parking lot would be inundated with cars and people. This could detract from the hospital’s ability to focus on direct patient care. 

During such an event, a school or church might be designated as a meeting place where resources are coordinated and information is provided to family members and the general public. This website will provide this and other vital information.



The most important thing in disaster preparedness is PREPARATION. Use the links below to learn more about weather advisories, disaster planning and preparing for an emergency.

NOAA, National Weather Service provides current weather advisories for areas across the country.

Washington State Dept. of Emergency Management provides residents and business owners checklists and other information for disaster planning.

Island County Department of Emergency Management provides local information for residents of Whidbey Island in regards to planning, training and resources available locally in the event of a disaster on the island.

National Public Health and Emergency Information will provide tips to prepare you and your family for an emergency, as well as information regarding how other disasters are being managed around the country.

To get involved with community disaster preparedness, contact the following organizations:

Island County chapter of the Medical Reserve Corps

Citizen Corps

The American Red Cross (search for local chapter)