The US Federal Emergency Management Agency says, ‘preparedness is everyone’s job’ and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources has information on its website that can help individuals and communities better prepare for an emergency.

The website provides user friendly information that educates and prepares communities on how to mitigate against earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides. Families, pet owners and schools can read about what action they can take to best prepare for these emergencies by reading the clear messages on the website.

The website allows users to select a geologic hazard and learn about the critical information and actions to take before, during and after an emergency. There is also a video that encourages people to create a two-week preparedness plan and pack a kit of essentials.

The department manages 12,000 square kilometres across several terrains where natural hazards are prominent.