What you need for an earthquake, smoke, or simply stormy weather.
None of us like to dwell on the thought of some natural disaster turning our world upside down. However, we’d also hate to be caught unprepared in the event nature strikes. Fortunately, a little planning and prep can go a long way to making sure you’re ready. That way, you’re not one of thousands trying to find those essentials when everyone else is!
We’ve all heard it – the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a massive earthquake. It’s smart to have an earthquake kit easily accessible in your home. Pack it, store it, and hopefully never have to use it! Here’s what we recommend to go in your earthquake kit:
Other items to consider: Instant coffee or ibuprofen in case you’re prone to caffeine withdrawals, board games or a deck of cards, sturdy shoes, duct tape. For more information on preparing for an earthquake, visit the Center for Disease Control.
The wildfires in Eastern Washington over the past couple of years have been devastating for our neighbors over the mountains. It’s also impacted residents in Western Washington by spreading thick smoke in and around the Puget Sound. Smoke can have strong negative impacts on our health, and these impacts are even worse for young children, seniors, and those who are sick. Here’s what you should have at the ready:
At a minimum, the PNW usually gets hit with a strong winter storm or two during the course of the fall and winter season. Visit our blog post for more information on how to prepare for the next storm.