Emergency Management

Winter Storm Preparedness
Posted By on Dec 11th, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Storm Preparedness

As we approach this winter storm season and track today’s windstorm, Pierce County Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to make sure you and your family are prepared for any event that may occur.  The message of emergency preparedness can be boiled down to one basic reality – be ready to be on your own for a minimum of seven days. Emergency responders can only react to the most severe emergencies in a crisis. People have to be able to rely on themselves, on their families and friends and on their neighbors.

A few important reminders:

-We encourage you to take a few minutes to go through your disaster kit and replenish any supplies.

-Improper use of generators and propane/charcoal grills cause carbon monoxide poisoning and is a leading cause in windstorm-related illness and fatalities.

-Falling trees and blowing debris can cause severe damage to buildings and vehicles and may also cause injuries and fatalities.


If you have any questions or for more information on how to prepare you and your family, you can go to our website at www.piercecountywa.org/prepare.

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