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Individuals and Families

Emergency preparedness information for individuals and families in Washington County, Oregon.

You could be anywhere when disaster strikes – at work, at school or in the car. How will you contact your family?

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning, such as an earthquake.

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Or, they may develop slowly and allow adequate time for public warning, such as with a severe winter storm. Either way, there are proven steps you can take individually or with your family to increase your chances of survival and build self-reliance and confidence that you've got it handled.

The links provided below are to reliable resources from a variety of organizations. Refer to these as you put together a plan to systematically plan for the disasters and significant emergencies that are expected here. Whenever possible, involve your family and your neighborhood. Preparedness is a team sport.

Get informed

Make a plan

Assemble a kit

Practice and maintain

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