No news is good news: NOW is the time to prepare

In the event of a disaster, this is the place to visit for important safety information and situation updates for our region.

In the meantime, it’s important for each of us to prepare for a short-lived emergency (for example, a brief power outage), or a major catastrophe (like an earthquake).

Planning for emergencies includes personal and family preparedness (at home or in your car), business preparedness (at work and during business travel), and community preparedness (for schools, community groups, and faith-based organizations).

Each of us will fair much better when disaster strikes if we take these simple steps to get ready now:

Make A Plan How you will communicate and where you will meet if you get separated
Build A Kit For your home, work/school, and vehicle
Help Each Other Know your neighbors, learn CPR/Basic First Aid, and register for public alerts

Hazards and Disasters

Learn about the hazards that could impact our region, such as earthquakes, flooding, and power outages. Talk to your family about how you will prepare for and respond to these types of emergencies. Tips and resources are provided at www.kingcounty.gov/prepare.