SEATTLE — People across Western Washington felt the recent magnitude 4.6 earthquake in Snohomish County, which has now caused over 20 instances of aftershocks to rumble the earth.
It's important to know what you can do to create a plan that provides safety and a little peace of mind for you and your family.
Matt Auflick, Public Outreach and Education Coordinator for Seattle's Office of Emergency Management shares some tips you can put into action. With helpful pointers on how to build an emergency kit, where you can attend emergency preparedness classes, and how to sign up for emergency alerts, we can all do our part to ensure safer, more prepared communities.
What can you do?
- Sign up for an OEM class
- Sign up for Alert Seattle - This is one of the ways the city will push out information about actions you need to take to stay safe after an earthquake
- Review our Be Prepared infographic to learn about important preparedness steps
- Prepare with Neighbors: Learn about our Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare program and request a presentation for you and your neighbors.
- Join Seattle OEM and FEMA Region X at the Museum of History and Industry on August 1st for Free First Thursday: Shift Happens—The Science of Seattle’s Earthquakes