Individual Household Resources

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.

Also, our pages of Planning Tips and Tips for Collecting Supplies are geared toward individual households.

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.

For Parents

City of Seattle’s preparedness information for parents and kids:
http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/prepare/personal/kids.htm.

Sesame Street’s emergency preparedness information for parents:
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/emotion/ready.

Excellent information for parents and caregivers:
http://cardcanhelp.org/images/Parents.pdf.

Free Disaster Preparedness and Recovery publications
SAMHSA: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Publications.

For Kids

FEMA for Kids! Website featuring “Herman, the Spokescrab”:
http://www.ready.gov/kids.

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


For Seniors

The City of Seattle’s SNAP program offers specialized information to small groups upon request; you can contact snap@seattle.gov or phone (206) 233-5076 for more details.

The Healthy Aging Partnership website includes information about emergency preparedness for seniors; they occasionally offer workshops on this topic.

This June 2010 press release from FEMA has Tips for helping seniors to plan for emergencies.

Personal Preparedness for Seniors flyer from California-based CARD; you’ll find other useful CARD materials on the Other Communities page.

 

For Pets

We created this Google map which shows nearby veterinary hospitals (it’s also on our Medical & First Aid page).

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.


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