Skagit Valley College

Emergency Preparedness

Resources & Information

Skagit Valley College has established procedures and gathered information to minimize the impact of an emergency on students, employees, visitors and facilities. See the following list of usefull documents and resources:

All Hazards Emergency Response Plan (January 2018)
All Hazards ERP Appendix A – General and Command Staff Responsibilities and Checklists
Pandemic Flu Response Plan
Suspended Operations Information Sources
Emergency Flip Guide: Mount Vernon
Emergency Flip Guide: Whidbey, San Juan, South Whidbey, & Anacortes
Emergency Response Quick List

Building Maps and Safety Diagrams

Photo of Wall Guides for Emergency RoutesEmergency procedures, emergency assembly point maps and building safety evacuation diagrams are also posted at various locations in each campus building.

Suspended Operations

Below are the ways employees, students and the public are notified in the event of a college emergency or weather-related delay or closure

Weather Delay/Closure Information
DAY CLASSES: Every effort will be made to make a decision to close or delay Day Classes prior to 6:00 am.
EVENING CLASSES: The decision to close Evening Classes will be made by 3:00 pm.

Watch for SVC Announcements

SVC Website

Go to for any changes to operations. Messages will only be posted that reflect a change in operations. (For example: We WILL post a message saying we are closed. We WILL NOT post a message saying we are open).

Social Media

Text/Email Alerts

Recommended: Sign up for the SVC RAVE Alert system. Click here for details and to sign up.


Visit FlashAlert,


Tune in to the following regional Radio and TV Stations

KAPS 660 - Mount Vernon
KBAI 930 - Bellingham
KBRC 1430 - Mount Vernon
KCIS 630 - Richmond Beach
KGMI 790 - Bellingham
KOMO 1000 - Seattle
KPUG 1170 - Bellingham
KRKO 1380 - Everett
KWLE 1340 – Anacortes

KAPS 102.2 – Mount Vernon
KAFE 104.3 – Bellingham
KCMS 105.3 – Richmond Beach
KISM 92.9 - Bellingham
KMPS 94.1 - Seattle
KOMO 97.7 - Seattle
KPLU 88.5 - Seattle
KPLZ 101.5 - Seattle
KRWM 106.9 - Bellevue
KSER 90.7 - Everett
KSVR 91.7 –Mount Vernon
KSVU 90.1 - Concrete
KWPZ 106.5 - Bellingham
KZAZ 91.7 – Bellingham

KCPQ 13 – Seattle
KING 5/KONG 6 – Seattle
KIRO 7 – Seattle
KOMO 4 – Seattle
NWCN – Seattle

Information Phone Line

A message will be placed on these phone numbers in the event of a delay or closure:
Whidbey Island Campus 360.675.6656   |   Mount Vernon Campus 360.416.7600

Rave Emergency Alert System

Rave Alert is Skagit Valley College's official emergency notification system used to communicate with students and employees during campus emergencies. Students and staff with SVC-issued email addresses are automatically enrolled. The system is used to communicate with students and employees in the event of a college emergency or weather-related delay or closure.

Click here to make sure that you get Rave Alerts