Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for a Japan-style earthquake and the aftermath? We live in the Pacific ring of fire. Countries all around this ring have experienced major earthquakes. Even areas of our country such as Colorado and Virginia, which were once thought of as outside the earthquake zone, have gone through a relatively recent earthquake experience.

Off the coast of Washington is the Cascadia Subduction Zone where one plate prevails over the other plate as they move. One of many fault lines runs parallel to I90. There will be a 9-foot elevation difference between Issaquah and Redmond when this fault line unleashes. Do not let a major earthquake catch you unprepared.

Make a plan. Build a kit. Don’t be overwhelmed into inaction. Look at the helpful links below.

For more information, contact Jason Moore or Cathy Chen.

 

Related Resources

Emergency Kits
List of items to put in home emergency kits.

72 Hour Comfort Kits
Information about preparing and packing comfort kits.

Pet Safety Checklist
Emergency preparation for your pets.

Power Outage Checklist
How to prepare for a power outage and what to do during and after an outage.

Earthquake Safety Checklist
How to prepare for an earthquake and what to do during and after an earthquake.

Be Red Cross Ready
Actions to take to be ready.

Emergency Preparedness Links
List of educational and supply sites.