Have a Plan
Keep you and your family safe during emergencies resulting from earthquakes, storms and other natural disasters that may cause power outages or interruptions of your energy service.
- Keep emergency food and supplies on hand. Suggested list.
- Know how to manually open and close electric doors, such as your garage door.
- Know how to properly shut off your natural gas and electricity if needed.
- Create and practice an evacuation plan should you need to leave your home or business.
- Prepare to assist your neighbors, people with special needs, the elderly, and pets.
- Have a cellular or corded phone (cordless phones will not work during an outage).
- Identify an out-of-town contact. Long distance calls may be easier to make than local calls. Someone from out of the area may have an easier time relaying a message.
- Make sure everyone in your family knows the phone number of your out-of-town or emergency contact and that they have a cell phone, change or a pre-paid phone card.
- Know how to send a text message which may be able to get around network disruptions when a phone call can't get through.
- Check out resources around you that provide safety training and preparedness tips:
Safe in the Sound
PSE is partnering with the American Red Cross Western Washington Chapters to launch “Safe in the Sound,” a campaign to promote emergency preparedness. Visit SafeintheSound.org for more information.