A disaster can occur at any time, and while there are trained professionals ready to respond in the moments following a disaster, the impact of any catastrophe can be minimized when a level of personal planning is in place. According to the Washington State Military Department, one hour of disaster preparedness activity a month will help you be on the ready in the event a natural disaster occurs. On their website, they have outlined 12 steps for disaster preparedness to set in motion throughout the course of a year.
The “Prepare in a Year” campaign is a great way to get your home and family disaster ready.
The Thurston County Office of Emergency Management conducts an annual Emergency Preparedness Expo where the public can come and hear about disaster preparedness goods and services from various industry and product professionals. More information on the expo (generally held in September), including guest speakers and vendor exhibits, can be found on their website.
For more information visit Thurston County Emergency Management website.
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