Disaster Ready Washington

Being prepared for disasters is everyone’s job, including YOU. Be creative as you prepare your family to be 2 Weeks Ready. Together, we can build a disaster resilient Washington


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One step a month for the next year

We want you to be prepared. We all remember when toilet paper and hand sanitizer was a rare find. Yet both of these items have been standard on our recommended emergency kit list for years. That’s why we are launching a refresh of our Prepare in a Year guide in multiple languages, geared to help you take one step a month for the next 12 months to get you prepared. We know things are tough and money is tight. So, it makes sense that the first step in our plan is FREE. Get together and start talking to your family. Create an actual communications plan on what would happen if you were separated. During this pandemic, we have been six feet apart, but still together. During an earthquake, your entire family might be separated by school, work or on the road. By crafting solutions now, you can ensure calm and understanding later. Everyone will know what to do. Download the English version here.

Preparedness Webinars

Watch the free Prepare in a Year webinar for tips, tricks, and preparedness hacks to help you on your preparedness journey.

Preparedness at Home for Older Adults Webinar: Presentation 

Social Support Networks for Older Adults Webinar: Presentation

Basic Preparedness Advice: Presentation

What to expect when you’re expecting a volcanic eruption: Presentation 

Learn about the ShakeAlert® Earthquake Early Warning system. On YouTube here. The webinar is also available on TVW.

What to expect when you're expecting a tsunami: Presentation and slides

What to expect when you're expecting an earthquake: Presentation and slides


Three Steps to Preparedness

Learn your Hazards
Have a Plan
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Build Kits

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Learning about the hazards near where you work, play, and live will help you and your family be prepared for disasters that could happen, like earthquakes, floods, and pandemics.

Having a family disaster plan gives you peace of mind when a disaster happens. Decide as a family where your meeting locations are and who your out-of-area contact is.

You and your family may be on your own for at least two weeks when a disaster happens. Build a 2 Weeks Ready kit at home and smaller kits for work, school, and vehicles.


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