Preparedness Journey

2min 2s Novice

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Earthquake Preparedness: Where do I even begin?

Being prepared for disasters doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Just start small and keep going! In this video, from the Washington Emergency Management Division frames preparedness as a life-long journey and suggests first steps that people can take to become more resilient in the face of earthquakes and other disasters.


  • Preparedness can be broken down into three steps: 1) know your hazards, 2) make a plan, and 3) build your kit
  • Preparedness is a life-long journey, not a one-time check-box
  • If you’re not sure where to start, begin with a few simple measures, like stocking extra canned food, and build from there.