Remember the snow, the power outages, bad driving conditions, fallen trees that have plagued Seattle in past winters. Resolve to do something this year to prepare your home and family. The Take Winter By Storm website (takewinterbystorm.org) has lots of useful tips on preparations you can do at home, in your vehicle, and at work.
A few minutes of preparation can make a huge difference when that winter disaster strikes. The website has lots of ideas for common sense, low-cost actions you can take.
We received this from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management:
Looking for the next big thing to do this weekend? Check out the “What If” Expo and get all the latest in emergency preparedness! It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday July 9, at the Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, 98125.
Sponsored by Fisher Communications (KOMO TV/Radio, Star 101.5, KVI and Univision), they’ve put together what’s sure to be a fun, informative event for all. A number of local vendors and colleagues from throughout the region will be represented, with plenty of opportunity to pick up tips and advice on everything from storing water, meeting neighbors, keeping your home safe, preparing pets, practicing your plan and more. Be sure to check out the “Big Shaker” earthquake simulator too!
Go to: www.whatifexpo.com for a full schedule of events and sponsors. See you there!