Community Resiliency is based on the inter-dependencies between individuals, neighborhoods, businesses, farmers, organizations and agencies within a geographical region. Our focus is preparedness for the Inland Northwest which consists of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho with Spokane being the main hub.
When a disaster strikes you and your family will need a cache of supplies on hand to make it through. Have you thought about building a kit? What are the recommendations for what supplies to start with and how long should you be prepared for? The Build a Kit link above will give you details.
Planning for disasters is not just something that we do in Emergency Management, it is also something that needs to be done as a family. Have you decided where you will meet if you have to evacuate your home? Have you decided who will be your Out-of-Area contact for your family communications plan? Click above for more resources and templates on how to Make a Plan.
How will you and your family stay up-to-date on what’s happening during a disaster? We recommend having multiple options ready to go in case any one of them is actually impacted by the event. One way to ensure you get notifications about disasters in your area is to sign up with Alert Spokane.
There are many ways to get involved in your community; volunteering with an organization that you are interested in or to help during/after a disaster is a great way to do that. Visit Volunteer Spokane for more information about opportunities in the Greater Spokane area. To volunteer with our organization, see our information on volunteering.