Emergency Preparedness

Make a plan. Build a kit. Help each other.

The “Make it Through” website shows how you and your family can be prepared to weather any disaster. Do you have a plan where your family should meet if you can’t return to your home? Do your family members all know your “out-of-state” person in case local telephone lines aren’t working? What happens if you home’s power goes out? How many days of water and food do you have? This website is a collaborative effort of Puget Sound Offices of Emergency Management.

The Seattle-King County Public Health Department also has useful information on public health emergencies such as pandemics and where to find local health resources such as vaccinations.

Be in touch. Stay in touch.

The Regional Public Information Network is your one-stop resource for news alerts from more than 75 government, transportation, utility, health and emergency response agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

RPIN keeps the public informed about street and highway closures, weather, major transit disruptions, and provides updates on what agencies are doing to respond to emergencies and incidents. The public also can sign up to receive e-mail alerts and pager headlines from RPIN partners and get helpful tips to prepare for emergencies.

Be prepared. Get involved.

The American Red Cross saves lives. When disaster strikes, they respond with food, shelter and hope. When barriers of distance, language or warfare separate loved ones, they open lines of communication. When families, co-workers and communities must prepare for emergencies, they help them take action.

Each year in our community, American Red Cross serving King and Kitsap Counties brings together 2,200 people to care for their neighbors, train 100,000 people in life-saving skills and responds to a disaster about once every other day. In emergencies large and small – a house fire, an earthquake, a flood – right here in our community or on distant shores, people can count on the Red Cross.

Links By Zip

9-1-1 isn’t always the right number. Know your local service providers.

These telephone numbers are for non-emergency situations where assistance is needed but the situation is not an emergency that requires immediate assistance from police, fire or medics.