Whatcom County and its residents are subject to nearly every
hazard in existence, including floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions,
winter storms, HAZMAT incidents, and power outages. Emergency services and government agencies may not be able to respond immediately to your needs. History has
shown time and again that people who prepare experience less disruption when emergencies occur, and are able to resume
their lives more quickly than those who do not prepare.
Preparing for emergencies takes only a few hours a year. Being prepared can
save your life, minimize damage to your property, and help you recover more quickly following an emergency.
What You Can Do
Prepare because you care.