You’ll find a great deal of planning information and excellent checklists for individual households on our Official Planning Resources page. Sources include the City of Seattle, King County, Washington State, FEMA, the CDC, The Seattle Times, Red Cross and others.
Don’t miss our Other Communities page which has great resources that were created by others!
And, our Training & Education page has links to classes that can help individual households get prepared.
Following are some emergency preparedness resources that are specifically for households which include children, seniors or pets.
City of Seattle’s preparedness information for parents and kids:
Sesame Street’s emergency preparedness information for parents:
Excellent information for parents and caregivers:
Free Disaster Preparedness and Recovery publications
SAMHSA: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Publications.
FEMA for Kids! Website featuring “Herman, the Spokescrab”:
Sesame Street’s “Let’s Get Ready” emergency preparedness video for kids: http://www.sesamestreet.org/ready.
Video game, “The Day the Earth Shook” [from Illinois Emergency Management]: http://www.iema.illinois.gov/EarthquakeGame/Welcome.html
The City of Seattle’s SNAP program offers specialized information to small groups upon request; you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (206) 233-5076 for more details.
This June 2010 press release from FEMA has Tips for helping seniors to plan for emergencies.
This pet preparedness brochure (in .pdf format) has helpful information.
The Seattle Humane Society also has some emergency preparedness information regarding pets.
Don’t miss our Training & Education page, which has information about Pet CPR/first aid classes!
NOTE: Most materials are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format; you can download a FREE .pdf reader.