Are You Ready for an Emergency?

When disaster strikes the Pacific Northwest – in the form of a major earthquake, volcanic eruption or other catastrophic event – “official” help will likely be five to seven days in coming.

That means you'll need to get by on your own, possibly without power or water. You may have to deal with injuries.

The best way to handle a disaster is to have a plan, get an emergency kit and be informed.

We've put together a list of resources to help you get your family prepared:

Information Resources  

EvergreenHealth's emergency preparedness expert, Barb Jensen, offers great tips to get your family ready for a disaster.

Podcast: Recommendations for a Good Emergency Preparedness Plan

TV Interview: Simple Ways to Prepare for an Emergency


6 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe in a Disaster

4 Ways to Prepare Aging Loved Ones for an Emergency

Do 1 Thing

This program breaks down emergency preparations into 12 simple steps that you can take over the course of a year.

Information from FEMA to help you and your family prepare for a disaster 

¿Está listo?  Completa para la preparación ciudadana 

Spanish version of the website

Get Prepared - Puget Sound Energy 

Disaster planning tips from Puget Sound Energy


Disaster kits and products for purchase.

Take a Class

EvergreenHealth's Emergency and Safety Education classes are a great way to prepare yourself for an emergency.

Search for an Emergency and Safety Education class >

Find a class near you.

Find a class near you.

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Disaster Hero

Disaster Hero is a free online game designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters. The overall goals are to ensure that players know what to do before, during and after a disaster.

Launch Disaster Hero