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  

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.

Ready.gov

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

¿Está listo?  Completa para la preparación ciudadana 

Spanish version of the Ready.gov website

Get Prepared - Puget Sound Energy 

Disaster planning tips from Puget Sound Energy

PrepareSmart  

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 >


AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR TRAINING 
Find a class near you.


COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING 
Find a class near you.


Logo for the online Disaster Hero game.


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