The Emergency Operations Center has been set up in Federal Way’s City Hall. Mayor Jim Ferrell, second from right, meets with Emergency Manager Ray Gross, left, Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang and Public Works Director EJ Walsh. City of Federal Way photo

The Emergency Operations Center has been set up in Federal Way’s City Hall. Mayor Jim Ferrell, second from right, meets with Emergency Manager Ray Gross, left, Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang and Public Works Director EJ Walsh. City of Federal Way photo

Emergency Operations Center housed at Federal Way City Hall

City officials, community partners prepare for possible emergency events due to snowstorm.

With seemingly endless days of snowfall and frozen rain, the city of Federal Way is taking action.

Mayor Jim Ferrell met with Emergency Manager Ray Gross, police Chief Andy Hwang and Public Works Director EJ Walsh on Monday morning in the Emergency Operations Center downstairs at City Hall.

The city set up the EOC in order to be prepared if it needs to be activated in the event of a massive power outage or ice storm.

In that case, community partners from Lakehaven, South King Fire & Rescue, St. Francis Hospital and Federal Way Public Schools will all be in one room managing and keeping an eye on the situation, according to city officials.

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