City of Sammamish - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources
The earthquake we all felt on July 12 reminds us that we all need to take steps to prepare for a disaster and that emergencies can happen anytime - even when we're asleep.
While every Sammamish resident should take steps to ensure that they have at least two weeks’ worth of emergency supplies (food, water, medicine, etc.), those supplies are often not stored in the most convenient location. Some people keep a 72 hour or “Bug-Out” bag in their bedroom, but most people keep emergency supplies in their garage or stuffed away in a random bin. If you were woken up in the middle of the night and only had minutes to evacuate your home, would you really have time to grab it?
To supplement your emergency supplies, adding a WUSH or Wake Up, Stuff’s Happening bag can be important. WUSH bags are different from traditional emergency preparedness resources because they are:
What Goes into a WUSH Bag?
Remember, a WUSH bag is NOT a full-blown emergency preparedness kit. It is meant to be a grab-and-go item. As such it should be very compact and easy to store and grab. It should have a strap to allow you to keep both arms free.
Final note: while not stored within your WUSH bag, keep a pair of shoes next to your bed to quickly throw on if there's an emergency. Many injuries occur when people try to evacuate their homes in bare feet and step on broken glass or other debris.
To learn more about the City’s Emergency Management Programs, please visit the our website: https://www.sammamish.us/government/departments/emergency-management/
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