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Preparedness is Positively Powerful!

Preparedness is the most positive and proactive part of the Emergency Management Cycle.   Recently the news has been flooded with natural disasters. From the multiple hurricanes in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, USVI, Texas, and Florida, to the giant earthquake in Mexico City, and here at home the wildfires, it has been a busy time for first responders, and a challenging time for those in the areas hardest hit.  As we get images and stories from these areas, we are hearing of the response phase of the emergency management cycle,…

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Here Comes The Rain Again – 14 Gallons Worth?

After weeks of wildfires and tinder dry conditions, the forecast calls for rain, finally! Just in time for National Preparedness month and the #14gallons challenge!   It’s really simple, you can go days without food, but only around 72 hours without water.     So stop stocking cans until you’ve stockpiled 1 gallon of drinking water, per person or pet, per day, for a full 14 day supply! Take the #14gallons challenge!!! Here’s how you can participate. 1)    Obtain 14 gallons of water. 2)    Take a creative photo with it. 3)    Post your…

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Mamma Mia – Keep her safe in an Earthquake

Mother’s Day is this weekend. What if a giant earthquake hit at brunch? I love my mother. One of the first things I’d want to do when the Big One hits is make sure I know where she is and that she’s safe. I’m not saying that my mother can’t take care of herself in a major earthquake, she raised me and made it this far just fine, but it’s important to me that I know she has food, water, a safe place, and is prepared for a major disaster.…

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Spring Break and the Really Big Earthquake

It’s time for Spring Break! For many, Spring Break is the start of the family road trip season in the Pacific Northwest. Taking the kids and the pets to the Pacific Coast, or up to the Cascades in early Spring is one of the great joys of living in this part of the country. While just preparing for a road trip with a car kit is important, if you are vacationing anywhere from Northern California to British Columbia, making sure you’re prepared for a 9.0 mega earthquake to strike while…

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Hey Baby – What’s Shakin’?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m sure you might be able to think of a few reasons to want to feel the earth move. Unless you are at the level of Don Juan De Marco or a Scarlett Johansson you probably haven’t ever experienced anything like a 9.0 mega earthquake. Good News! 317 years ago the entire Pacific Northwest shook like a 1970’s waterbed, and we are overdue for the Big One. So you could very easily get your chance. Any day. Any minute. Gay, Straight, Single, Married, or Partnered…

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Camp Prepare!

Be prepared and have fun! Can you camp out and survive on just what’s in your emergency kit? Take the American Red Cross Camp Prepare! Challenge! Register here Are you prepared for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disasters, big and small? The Red Cross Cascades Region invites you to test out your preparedness by camping out in your own backyard or at a campsite using only the contents of your preparedness kit! You can camp in your own backyard or at a campsite! List of Recommended Emergency Kit Items…

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