Individual & Family Preparedness

It is important to recognize that your family may not be together if an emergency or disaster impacts our community. Family members could be at work, school, camp, a friend's home, at the movies, and so on. It is important to think about what you need to consider, such as emergency supplies, children, pets and what it means to shelter-in-place.

For some, creating a plan is the best solution. Visit to learn more about making a plan and why it is important. You will be asked to consider the following questions:

  • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
  • How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
  • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?
  • How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
  • How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

In addition, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has some good documents you can download for free to help you in creating a plan.

  1. Alert Spokane

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  2. Shelter In Place

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  3. Emergency Supplies

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  4. Pet Preparedness

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