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What is an "emergency?"

What is "prepare?"


You might know "emergency" because that is when we often dial "911." It is a time when we or others need help.

"Prepare?" It is to be ready. Are you ready to go to school? Are you ready for the test?

Are you and your family ready for an earthquake? Or a windstorm? How do you prepare? These lessons and activities are for you to learn English and skills around the topic of emergency preparedness.

A great start is to watch the on-line video and try to answer the questions and exercises. But you can start with any topic above.

Also, you can study the English and then try it in your language, just to understand. For example, you can fill out an Emergency Contact Card in English and then one in your language. There are many things in English and other languages. If you don't find your language, why don't you email the organization and request them to include your language?

You will find a Google language translation button on each page. If you have difficulty reading the English, you can translate it into the languages Google offers.

Below are links to documents in other language. Please try English first and if you don't understand, then try to find the document in your language.

Please enjoy learning about how to prepare for emergencies. If you have any questions or comments, just email me


"Personal and Family Preparedness" Video

This video comes in 14 languages, with more to come. You might want to watch and do activities first in English and then your language if it is available: English, Amharic, Cambodian Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Korean, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya,and Vietnamese.


Disaster Kits with Basic Family Plan-From the City of Seattle

Amharic, Arabic / Aribiyya / العربية, Cambodian / Khmer, Chinese / 中文, English, Farsi / Persian / فارسی, Ilocano, Korean, Lao / Laotian / Phaasaa Laao, Romanian, Russian / русский язык, Serbo-Croatian, Somali / af Soomaali, Spanish / Español, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Ukranian, Vietnamese


Short, Simple Supply Kit and Family Plan

The City of Seattle and Seattle Red Cross have a great, simple worksheet in English, Oromo, Russian, simple Chinese, traditional Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Amharic, and Korean


Out of State Contact Cards-From King County's 3 Days, 3 Ways

Amharic, Cambodian, Traditional Chinese - (漢語), Chinese Simple, Korean - (한국어), English, Laotian, Ormomo, Russian - (Русский), Somali - (AF SOOMAALI), Spanish - (ESPAÑOL), Tagalog, Thai, Tigrigna, Vietnamese


Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning-from King Counties-from 3 Days, 3 Ways and Public Health

Amharic, العربية, Cambodian, Chinese(漢語), English, Korean - (한국어),Lao, Russian - (Русский), Spanish - (ESPAÑOL), Somali - (AF SOOMAALI), Tigrinya, Vietnamese


Windstorm Preparedness-from Washington Military Department: English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese Plus a fact sheet in English.


Links :

SNAP: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare is a program to get citizens in neighborhoods to organize neighbors to help each other in times of disaster.

Resilient 2 Disaster: Great site with many documents in many languages.


Washington Disaster Preparedness Month-April: There are documents, fliers and information in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.