big one Prepare 

Resilient Resolutions

10 New Year’s resolutions to keep for 2017 As 2016 comes to a close and the New Year beckons, make 2017 the year you prepare yourself and your family for “The Big One”. Many resilient resolutions cost you absolutely nothing, and yet can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in an emergency.   Create a Family Communication Plan This costs you nothing to do, and is arguably the most important thing you can do to prepare yourself and your loved ones for ANY emergency. Knowing how to communicate with those you are…

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Prepare Storms 

The Great Snowpocalypse of 2016

Commuters wait on packed platforms for the Evergreen Line train on it’s first rush day at Commercial Drive Station. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG Vancouver Sun This preparedness thing ain’t easy sometimes. Two snow/ice events hit the Pacific Northwest over the tail end of December, 2016, and it was a perfect test of our relative preparedness for a major disaster like the Giant Earthquake that will hit our region. Weather experts did their best to predict the impact, emergency professionals did their best by staging resources, opening warming centers, and activating…

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Car Preparedness Prepare Storms 

Donuts are for Dunking (and Delicious!)

Seattle’s KING5 TV has some excellent tips for snow driving. Before Winter Weather returns… Brush Up On Winter Driving Snow doesn’t happen all that often in the Pacific Northwest, but when it does, it can be a real challenge for getting around. Most don’t have or need snow tires or carry chains, and few true Webfoots have has enough time driving on snow to get real practice time in. AWD or 4WD does not matter if you’re driving too fast for conditions, or don’t leave enough distance. Edmunds.com has come…

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