King County Office of Emergency Management
Summer travel emergency preparedness tips
Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to service your vehicle beforehand and pack emergency supplies for each family member, including:
- Plenty of water and non-perishable snacks (e.g. nuts, crackers, fruit, granola bars)
- Games and stuffed animals
- First aid kit, medications, and sunscreen
- Jumper cables, car jack, and spare tire
- Mobile phone charger
- Extra cash
Don't forget supplies for your pets! For more information and a checklist, visit MakeItThrough.org.
Support safer communities: Participate in National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is supported by local law enforcement and emergency management offices. The annual NNO event is designed to increase crime/drug prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood relationships. This year, on August 5, residents are encouraged to participate by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with their neighbors. Tips for planning your event:
- Invite neighbors to gather in a driveway or cul-de-sac so that you don't block main roads and emergency vehicle right-of-ways.
- Engage new and long-time residents in games, potluck meal, and other fun activities.
- Provide name tags and existing Block Watch program information.
- Visit the National Night Out website for more resources.
Remember: A connected neighborhood is a safer neighborhood.
Resilient King County initiative seeks to develop long-term disaster recovery strategy
This initiative is a county-wide, two-year planning process for crafting a comprehensive long-term recovery strategy following a major earthquake or other catastrophe, and follows on the recently published Resilient Washington State report. Learn more.
Residents and businesses
Learn more about how you, your family, or your business can prepare, respond, and recover from disasters here in King County. Be sure to visit our regional public preparedness campaign websites and to register for emergency alerts (see links at right). These three steps will help you start down the path of being better prepared.
|Does your family know what to do, how to communicate, and where to go in case of an emergency? Having a emergency plan is the first key step in being prepared.
|What basic supplies would you need to survive until more help comes following an emergency? A 7-10 day emergency supply kit is a basic tool for providing peace of mind, comfort, and survival needs in the face of a catastrophe.
|We will all rely on each other during disasters. Take a CPR class, get to know your neighbors and how you can all work better together before and after a disaster.
Emergency management professionals
Find information on emergency management plans, grants, homeland security, and regional partnerships. Be sure to visit our regional public preparedness campaign websites and to register for emergency alerts (see links at right).