Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000
NOUS46 KSEW 140101
PNSSEW

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
600 PM PDT SAT SEP 13 2014

...SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH...

THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH A LOT OF SUNSHINE HERE
IN WESTERN WASHINGTON. YET THE DAYS ARE GETTING SHORTER AND NIGHTS
LONGER...INDICATING FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER WITH THE WINTER
STORM SEASON JUST BEYOND. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING
STORM SEASON.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH...AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF
US TO BUILD OR RENEW OUR PREPAREDNESS KITS FOR OUR HOMES...CARS...
BUSINESSES AND EVEN PETS. SPONSORED BY FEMA...NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS
MONTH AIMS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER AMERICANS TO PREPARE FOR AND
RESPOND TO ALL TYPES OF EMERGENCIES INCLUDING NATURAL DISASTERS AND
POTENTIAL TERRORIST ATTACKS.

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH IS A TIME TO PREPARE YOURSELF AND THOSE
IN YOUR CAR FOR EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS...BOTH LARGE SCALE AND
SMALLER LOCAL EVENTS. WE KNOW THAT EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN
UNEXPECTEDLY. ADVERSE WEATHER AND FLOODING...EARTHQUAKES...TSUNAMIS
AND EVEN WATER MAIN BREAKS AND POWER OUTAGES CAN IMPACT COMMUNITIES
FOR DAYS AT A TIME.

WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE?  1) KNOW THE RISKS IN YOUR AREA. 2) TAKE
ACTION AND CREATE A FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN AND BUILD DISASTER KITS
GOOD FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS FOR EACH PERSON. 3) BE AN EXAMPLE AND SHARE
YOUR PREPAREDNESS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH OTHERS.

SOME RESOURCES THAT YOU CAN USE TO SUPPORT YOUR PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS
INCLUDE FEMAS WWW.READY.GOV - WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTS
WWW.EMD.WA.GOV AND TAKE WINTER BY STORM VIA WWW.TAKEWINTERBYSTORM.ORG

THESE WEB SITES ALL INCLUDE EASY TO USE CHECKLISTS AND TOOLS TO HELP
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BECOME BETTER PREPARED BEFORE THE WIND BLOWS...
THE RIVERS RISE AND THE SNOW FLIES. TAKE ACTION NOW BEFORE OUR AREAS
ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER ARRIVES.

$$

BUEHNER






USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.