Spring is here!
March and April often bring increased rainfall and winter snow melt, resulting in gorged rivers and soggy roadways. Take extra precautions and obey road closure signs. Know alternate routes to and from your home. If you live or travel through a known flood plain, sign up for King County Flood Alerts.
Make emergency preparedness a way of life by involving your whole family. Take these simple steps:
- Make a plan. Know how you and your loved ones will communicate when communication systems are down, and where you will meet if separated.
- Build a kit. Include non-perishable food, water, medications, toiletries, a first aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries, warm blankets and clothing, and other essential supplies for every member of your household (including pets). Keep a kit at home, at work, and in your car.
- Stay informed. Monitor local radio stations for important safety information and updates. Be sure to have a battery-operated radio and extra batteries on hand.
It's also a good idea to get to know your neighbors. During an emergency you can help each other and share needed resources. Find more emergency planning tips and checklists at www.makeitthrough.org.