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Frequently Asked Questions

King County Emergency News

King County maintains a website with timely information about regional emergency events in King County, Washington and the greater Puget Sound, from brief power outages to weather events to serious catastrophes.  The County has also compiled useful information to help residents prepare themselves as well as volunteer to help others.  Please visit King County Emergency News for more information.

King County Enhanced 9-1-1 Program

Accidentally called 911?  Don't hang up! 911 operators are required to follow up on ALL calls placed to 911, and they will call you back.  Instead, please explain that you dialed by mistake when the 911 operator answers your call.

The King County Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-911) Office administers the emergency 9-1-1 telephone system in King County.  In partnership with the twelve 9-1-1 call centers in King County, this office helps provide quick and professional 9-1-1 service to the entire county, including all cities and unincorporated areas.  For more information, please visit the King County Enhance 9-1-1 (E-911) Program website.

King County Parks

King County maintains 200 parks, 175 miles of trails, and 28,000 acres of public forest lands all within a short drive of Beaux Arts Village.  For full information about these public lands, including locations and hours, please visit King County Parks.  If you like what you see, you'll notice an opportunity to subscribe on the home page.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

King County provides information for the disposal of hazardous waste as part of their Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) at http://www.lhwmp.org/home/default.aspx including disposal locations, safer alternatives, and other valuable information for residents and businesses.  Additional information is available in here:  Wastemobile Schedule - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Options - Facilities - King County Solid Waste Division - King County

Emergency Snow Network

When severe weather is in the forecast, Metro switches its bus routes to maintain as much bus service as possible while minimizing risk to buses and rides. For more information, please visit KC Emergency Snow Network.