Catastrophes can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make it through many of the disasters you’ll face in the Puget Sound region—including major storms and even small earthquakes.


However, to make it through a major catastrophe—like Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan—you’ll need to be prepared for longer—at least 7 to 10 days.


Local agencies across Puget Sound are teaming up to share information and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with a regional campaign, What to do to Make it Through.

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Susan McLaughlin, Seattle, WA
Lived in Christchurch during a series of earthquakes in 2010-2011 (7.1 and 6.3 magnitude earthquakes)
New Zealand, September 2010 and February 2011