Preparedness

Our partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say it best: Preparedness is everyone’s job.  Preparedness is not just for government agencies, but all sectors of society. Service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.

Storm Preparedness & Flood Safety. Windstorm Preparedness. What to do before, during and after a flood. Safety around power lines.

Emergency Management Division Publications

The publications listed here can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  Also, these publications, along with many others, can be found by visiting the State Emergency Management website at http://mil.wa.gov/other-links/publications

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How You Should Prepare

Alert & Notification Warnings

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is the primary means for providing the public with critical alert information about an emergency or disaster. Under EAS requirements, radio, TV and cable TV stations must participate at the National level or specifically request a waiver from the FCC. Further, they are encouraged to voluntarily participate in state and local EAS plans.

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