Prepare... Because You Care!

The goal of this program is to encourage, support, and empower local governments, state agencies, volunteer organizations, business, and other privately sponsored groups who desire to increase their level of preparedness or engage in preparedness programs. The ultimate goal is individual self-sufficiency for at least three days following a disaster.

The following documents contain the information necessary to prepare for most disasters. Please take a moment to look through them and put their words into action.

Acrobat Files

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Washington Earthquakes

Earthquake - Before, During, and After

Steps to Take - Drop, Cover, and Hold

Earthquake Preparedness: Home Checklist

Weather & Nature

Winter Driving

Winter Car Kit

Flash Floods

Floods - Before, During, and After


Winter Storms

Tsnuami: The Great Wave

Personal Preparedness

9-1-1: The Number That Can Save Your Life

Returning Home After a Disaster

When Fire Threatens

Pets are Familly Too!

Power Outages

NOAA Radio: A Lifesaver for the Cost of a Pair of Shoes

Planning Guides

Disaster Preparedness For Persons With Disabilities

Business Planning Guide

Planning For Senior Citizens

Residential Care Facility Planning Guide

School Planning Guide

Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division

4317 6th Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98430-5122 1-800-562-6108