A recent survey
shows that only 45% of households in
King County have an Emergency plan.
Remember the powerful Pacific storm that swept across our region on December
14, 2006. Western Washington was wretched by torrential rains as much as
three-fourths of an inch within 45 minutes, followed by severe winds up to
60 mph that toppled trees and scattered debris everywhere. As a result more
than 1.5 million households were without power throughout western Washington
and Oregon, many of us for several days.
– 3 WAYS
is simple, be ready to survive on your own
for a minimum of
following a disaster.
steps you take today will help you and your family be prepared, whether from
a major earthquake, flooding, winter storms, or a terrorist act.
Make a Plan:
Your plan should have three important things: A meeting place, an
out-of-area contact, and an emergency supply kit.
Build a Disaster Kit:
A 3-day Emergency Supply Kit is a basic tool for providing peace of
mind, comfort, and survival needs in the face of disaster. As seen with the
impacts that occurred during the 2006 winter storm King County Fire District
27 recommends being prepared for 7 days or more.
Learn CPR and First Aid training to be more prepared to help yourself, your
family and your neighbors. Join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Talk about Emergency Preparedness and Disaster planning with your family,
neighbors, and co-workers.