Emergency Management - Preparedness
September 8, 2014
September 5, 2014
DEM Quarterly Newsletter
September 4, 2014
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This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack.
The campaign includes age-appropriate tools and resources to introduce conversations about disaster preparedness to children on www.ready.gov/kids, including a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to make preparedness a year-round family activity. Check out the materials that you can use in your community to get families prepared in 2014.
- Preparedness social media messages
- #Prepared2014 Thunderclap message
- Ready Kids public service announcement and emergency preparedness videos
- Downloadable family emergency plan templates, emergency kit checklists, and disaster fact sheets for kids
Preparedness Checklist for Kids
2/11/14: Flood Warning: The National Weather Service Spokane (www.weather.gov/spokane) has issued a flood warning for Spokane County from 2200 hours, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 until Sunday evening, February 16, 2014.
The expected rain and warmer temperatures will melt our existing snow and could cause standing water in yards and on roads. This extra water will likely pond due to our deeply frozen ground which can’t absorb water and could create hazards.
View the Potential Quake Hazard Press Release
View the Potential Quake Hazard News Release
12/31/13: Geophysical Studies Reveal Potential Quake Hazard in Spokane Area: Preliminary interpretations of a recent geophysical survey confirm the presence of earthquake faults as well as reveal the possibility of previously unknown faults beneath the greater Spokane area.
View the 12/12/13 North Pines Middle School Recognition Press Release
|Pictured Lisa Jameson, Spokane DEM, Principal Gordon Grassi, ASB Members: Destiny Gilliland, Activity Coordinator, Jeric Williamson, President, Lauren Green, Vice President, and Courtney Marshall, Secretary
12/12/13: North Pines Middle School is being recognized for participating in the Great Washington ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: The Spokane Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and Target Stores would like to congratulate the Students and Staff of North Pines Middle School for registering and participating in the state wide earthquake drill known as The Great Washington ShakeOut on October 17, 2013 at 10:17 AM. North Pines was one of 10 schools selected from all entrants across Washington State.
|North Pines ASB Members: Destiny Gilliland, Activity Coordinator, Jeric Williamson, President, Lauren Green, Vice President, and Courtney Marshall, Secretary
View the 10/10/13 Great Washington Shakeout Press Release
10/10/13: The Great Washington Shakeout:Spokane Emergency Management and residents from all over Eastern Washington are supporting The Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 AM. This 60 second – drop, cover, and hold on earthquake drill will have participants all along the west coast taking shelter under desks or tables and holding in place for one minute to simulate protecting themselves during an earthquake. State officials have a goal of engaging one million Washingtonians to participate in this earthquake drill. Anyone can sign up at: www.shakeout.org/washington and take part on 10/17 at 10:17 AM.
Learn how to prepare! Download our Basic Home Disaster Supplies Kit flyer