Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.
Get involved with your community with groups like the Lower Valley Assembly, CERT teams, Map Your Neighborhood groups or other preparedness groups in your area. Most counties will have an emergency management coordinator who can be contacted for CERT or Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) information. If you can’t find information in your county, you can contact your state emergency management department. In Washington state, that is the Emergency Management Division and you can contact their public education staff for direction to local MYN or CERT resources at at (253) 512-7419 or email email@example.com. They’ll even help out of staters with MYN material.