Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies and disasters happen. The Pacific Northwest is still waiting for the "overdue" major quake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This guide will help you to prepare for any major emergencies and disasters.

You can get there in just 4 weeks!

With the help of these resources, you can go from zero to having a plan in just 4 weeks time.
Of course you can spend a lot more time than that, but here are some ways to think your way through it all.

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Week 1: Make and Practice Your Plan

What to do in the first week:


Week 2: Learn Life Saving Skills

Week 3: Check Your Coverage

  • Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage.
  • Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business.
  • Check to see if you're eligible for earthquake insurance if you live in an earthquake zone.

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Week 4: Save for an Emergency