In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Mayor Ross has officially proclaimed September as the month for emergency preparedness in the city of Snoqualmie.
Both residents and businesses are urged to take proactive measures to plan for unforeseen emergencies and natural disasters. The intent is clear: with proper planning, the city hopes to mitigate the risk of injuries, reduce property damage, and alleviate the pressure on emergency responders.
A primary recommendation is to establish a communication plan. This involves organizing a list of important contact numbers and determining an emergency meet-up location for families and communities. Detailed planning forms are accessible at www.ready.gov/plan-form.
The city is also actively encouraging every household and business to assemble an emergency kit. This kit should comprise basic essentials such as water, non-perishable food items, and emergency contact information.
Other crucial items include cash, prescription medications, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a manual can opener, and provisions for babies and pets. The city emphasizes the importance of storing at least one gallon of water per person per day, to last for at least three days, for both consumption and sanitation purposes.
It’s also a wise move to keep emergency supplies in one’s vehicle. A comprehensive checklist for these emergency kits is available at www.ready.gov/kit.
For those looking for an in-depth resource, the Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management provides a comprehensive Emergency Resource Guide. This guide offers extensive insights into how individuals can prepare for various emergencies and the subsequent recovery processes.
With the unpredictable nature of certain weather events, the city’s Flood & Storms Resource page on its website proves invaluable, offering real-time information and tools for flood and winter storm preparedness.
Lastly, to ensure that residents remain informed during times of crisis, they are encouraged to enroll in emergency alerts offered by both King County and the City of Snoqualmie. These alerts, delivered via email and text, ensure timely communication during emergency events.
In this month of preparedness, the city of Snoqualmie stands committed to the safety and well-being of its residents and urges everyone to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their community.