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While King County Emergency Management focuses on preparing our whole community for disasters, you also have a role to play in emergency preparedness. By planning ahead, you can increase your ability to survive and thrive in the face of disaster, everything from an earthquake to a major winter storm.

Get prepared

  • Get tips and checklists for making yourself, your workplace, and your community more prepared and trained using the links below.
  • Visit for more tips and training.
  • Use the Get Ready fillable workbook to start (or continue) your preparedness journey.

ALERT King County

Learn how to sign up for ALERT King County, a regional public information and notification service.

Bolt Creek Fire Burn Scar

Learn more about the potential lingering impacts of the Bolt Creek Fire on the areas near Baring, Grotto, and Skykomish.

Prepare for disasters

Learn more about how to prepare yourself, family, business, and community for disasters with training and resources.