King County OEM delivers live webinar on preparedness to celebrate National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Over the next few weeks, the Office of Emergency Management will be reaching out to residents around the County to make sure that they are taking actions to prepare themselves and their loved ones for disasters. As we all continue to face the daily challenges of living through a global pandemic, it is important not to lose sight of other natural disasters that could occur in our region. Earthquakes, flooding, and severe weather, to name just a few, could have an impact on our families, friends, and loved ones, and by planning ahead we can reduce the impacts those emergencies can have on our lives.
Making a preparedness plan is an easy step we all can take. To learn more, register for a live webinar on getting prepared, Thursday, Sept. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join the webinar here.
The webinar will feature preparedness plan tips including:
- Involve your loved ones, including your children.
- Discuss where you will meet and how you will communicate if you are apart when a disaster strikes.
- Document the actions you and your family will need to take if an emergency happens. Together address the questions:
- Where will you go if you need to evacuate?
- What if transportation is limited or you are unable to travel by traditional modes?
- How will you communicate with loved ones?
- What will you do if you must shelter in place for an extended period?
- Take into consideration all members of your family and their abilities/needs. Don’t forget your pets!