Learn more about preparing for disasters by clicking on the headings below. To contact the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) for more information about disaster preparedness, or to invite DEM to participate in your information fair or conduct a preparedness training, please contact Michelle Boll at 425-388-5064 or email at

Helping Children Cope with Disaster

Parents, guardians and caregivers can learn ways to help children cope with the effects of disaster, as well as how to be prepared before disaster strikes.
  1. Personal Preparedness

    Access information to help prepare yourself for emergencies.

  2. Map Your Neighborhood

    Snohomish County's Map Your Neighborhood initiative is a pilot program that will help you answer these questions and make sure you can 'Get Emergency Action Ready' in the event of a natural disaster. Washington state's Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program, which recognizes that during an emergency, "your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you."

  3. Disaster Emergency Specific Information

    Read about emergency preparations for events.

  4. Kid's Corner

    Explore information for fun kid's emergency preparation games and resources.

  5. Business Preparedness

    Review business information about staying prepared for emergency situations.

  6. School Preparedness

    Learn how to prepare your school for emergencies.

  7. Specific Needs Preparedness

    Read about the different specified needs for emergency preparations.

  8. Volcano Preparedness

    Glacier Peak is an active Volcano. Are you ready for an eruption?

  9. Wildfire Preparedness

    More and more people make their homes in areas that are prone to wildfires. You can take steps to be ready for a wildfire and prepare your home and landscaping to reduce your risk. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from a wildfire, evacuate safely during a wildfire, and how to stay healthy when you return home.