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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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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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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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