ARE YOU READY? TAKE 3 SIMPLE STEPS!

It’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ the next storm hits, will you and your loved ones be ready? And what do you need to do to better prepare at home, work, school, and on the road?

Being prepared for winter weather storms – our forecasted natural disasters – help us all be that much more prepared for an unforeseeable natural disaster in our area like a catastrophic earthquake. Washington State is among the nation's leaders in Presidentially declared weather-related disasters. The state averages just over one such disaster per year going back to 1950, including floods, windstorms, snow/ice storms, wildfires and landslides. Will you and your family be ready for the next weather or natural disaster to strike our area? Now is the time to better prepare!

Winter weather preparedness consists of THREE SIMPLE STEPS:

Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Knowing winter weather hazards and where to find resources to prepare is vital to protecting your property and those you love.

Winter weather preparedness consists of these three simple steps.

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Find more tools under PREPAREDNESS TIPS and CHECKLISTS to help you get prepared. Resources are also available in 12 different languages. Share them with those you love (family, friends, neighbors, and community members) to help them get prepared, too.

Being prepared for winter emergencies and other disasters not only protects our families and property, but provides peace of mind. We can’t stop disasters from happening, but we can prepare to survive them. Take steps today to plan for how you will weather this winter storm season.