Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, gas, electricity, or telephones were cut off? You and your family should be prepared to take care of yourselves for 14 days or more following a major disaster. The Puget Sound area is susceptible to wind and winter storms, chemical spills, floods, fires, earthquakes, mud slides, train derailment, tsunamis and terrorism.
Once you have prepared your plans and assembled your kit, your family needs to become familiar with the plans and practice the procedures in the plan. In addition, each year at Daylight Savings discuss and practice your plans and update your kit.