Tips for staying safe and warm during extreme winter weather.
Guide to putting together disaster kits for your home and car.
Back to topResources
Emergency agencies| List
Websites and phone numbers for counties, Red Cross and other emergency organizations.
Travel alerts| List
Plan your route during storms and disasters with information from local agencies.
Items to have in a car or home disaster kit.
Back to topMedical resources & infectious diseases
Contact information for local hospitals, Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How to perform CPR| Graphic
Updated guide for performing CPR on adults, children and infants.
Flu symptoms and prevention.
West Nile virus| List
Prevention, symptoms, and dangerous warning signs.
Back to topWinter storms
What to do before, during and after a flood.
Slide-prone areas| Map
Seattle areas subject to landslides.
Winter storms| List
How to prepare your home, manage power outages, and drive in winter weather.
Winter driving tips| Graphic
Slick management: How to recover from a rear-wheel skid.
How to stay warm in winter weather| Graphic
Simple, safe ways to retain heat in a home.
How to gather water| Graphic
A guide to collecting potable water if the water supply is shut down.
If you don't have electricity| Graphic
Warnings about CO poisoning.
Back to topEarthquakes
Actions to take before, during and after an earthquake.
Prepare your home for an earthquake| Graphic
Guide to retrofitting and preparing your home.
What to do after a quake| Graphic
How to turn off the water, gas and electricity in your home after an earthquake.