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EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME - HOW READY ARE YOU?

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Planning ahead means a greater chance of keeping your loved ones safe and sound - and greater peace of mind.

Tackling one step at a time, as time and budget allow, can make the process seem less overwhelming.

The key is to just start!  There are many resources available to help you get going - we've provided a few on this page. 

 


1.  Create a family emergency communication and action plan and practice it together

2.  Build a kit - at least 3 days of supplies (10 days is even better)

3.  Stay informed

  • SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS:
    • Alert King CountyALERT King County is a regional public information and notification service through King County Emergency Management.  Keep informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area.
    • Subscribe to emergency alerts from your local city - usually linked on emergency management web pages (see city logos below).

  • Update emergency contact info so we can reach you quickly in a local situation - CLICK HERE for NUD e-form.

4.  Get involved

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PREPARE YOUR EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY

This short video helps walk you through the steps to prepare your emergency water supply.

You can also find written steps ON THIS PAGE.


MORE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LINKS

  • Prepare in a Year - booklet published by FEMA, breaks steps down to one hour every month to get emergency ready.
  • Takewinterbystorm.org- Keep ahead of NW winter weather challenges with these resources.
  • Ready.gov - National program including many resources for preparing as a family and community, and tools to face specific kinds of disasters.
  • What to Do to Make It Through - Regional emergency management resource.  Easy-to-use checklists for home preparedness.