We begin this section by highlighting the page of emergency management plans on the Seattle Office of Emergency Management website; they describe how the city of Seattle will respond to a major disaster, including a warning that neighborhoods may be without city services for three days or longer.
To help you get prepared, we’ve gathered additional sources for getting information during an emergency as well as information about emergency planning. We’ve included lots of specifics for children, seniors and pets! We’ve also added Psychological First Aid resources (to our Training & Education page).
- Official Information Sources: Know where to get official information during an emergency!
- Official Planning Resources: Lots of excellent information from official sources!
- West Seattle Media (News Sources) and West Seattle Resources: West Seattle media; logistical information about schools, police/fire stations, community centers, walking trails, veterinarians and more!
- Other Communication Sources: Links to alternative sources of communication (such as HAM radios) and lesser-known media.
- Neighborhood Planning, Individual Household Resources, Planning Tips and Tips for Collecting Supplies: We’ve highlighted some great information! What would you need or find helpful in an emergency?
- Other Communities: Let’s learn and leverage from other communities!
- Training & Education and Safety Tips for Emergencies: Knowing what to do in emergency situations can reduce fear and anxiety. It can also save lives… are you aware of these safety do’s and don’ts?
- Additional Information: We’ve included links to the City of Seattle’s disaster-readiness planning documents, hazard identification and mitigation plans; information about scams/rumors, the WSDOT simulation of the Seattle seawall and Alaskan Way Viaduct collapse, and more!
Please contact us if you have additions, suggestions or comments regarding these resources!