May is Volcano Awareness Month
Do you know how to prepare for an eruption?
Volcanoes often give just a few days' warning before an eruption begins. While no volcanoes in Washington currently show indications of immediate reawakening, it's important to know what to do when one in your area erupts. Planning ahead for potential emergencies is a good idea - it keeps your family safe and community more resilient. Specific things you can do:
Surviving an active shooter event: Run. Hide. Fight.
In light of recent shooting tragedies at an elementary school in Newtown, CT and shopping mall outside Portland, OR it's important to know what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers tips for preparing for and dealing with an active shooter incident. In addition, ReadyHouston produced the following video which is a realistic re-enactment of how to survive an active shooter situation.