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PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES

FAQs

How much water should I store?

Experts are now recommending a two week supply of food and water for households and businesses in Washington State. A variety of sources (Red Cross, FEMA, Emergency

Management, etc.) recommend one gallon per person per day in your household, for a two week supply of water. That does not include water for pets, hygiene, or cleaning.

How do I address sanitation?

In a disaster situation, particularly an earthquake, it is likely that the sewer system will be damaged and severely limits its ability to handle any volume of waste. Public health authorities may require homeowners and others to find alternative sanitation plans while the sewer

system is damaged. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had information about you and your family can do in these situations. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/sanitation/sanitation-emergency-response.html