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!
One step a month for the next year
We want you to be prepared. There are still people struggling today to find hand sanitizer and we all remember when toilet paper 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 advice during a pandemic
September is National Preparedness Month and we are teaming with local jurisdictions on webinars to re-prepare and earthquake preparedness.
Sept. 23: What to expect when you're expecting... an earthquake.
Three Steps to Preparedness
|Learn your Hazards ||Have a Plan||Build Kits|
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.
Resources for Preparedness
|Download Publications ||Outreach Requests||Map Your Neighborhood |
Connect With Us
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Weather Service
- United States Geological Survey – All Hazards
- American Red Cross
- Washington State Department of Ecology
- Washington State Department of Health
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources
- Washington State Department of Transportation
- The Great ShakeOut - Earthquake Awareness
- Take Winter By Storm
- What to do to Make it Through