Since 2013, the Pilchuck Foundation’s mission to strengthen and support public safety has included preparing residents for emergencies/disasters.  Preparing your self, your home, and your family can make a critical difference.  In 2017, the Pilchuck Foundation Board of Directors elected to support and strengthen local efforts under the guidance of the Fire and Police departments, and Snohomish County Department of Emergency Planning.

Why Prepare Now?

It’s no longer a question of ‘if’ the a major Cascadia earthquake happens, but ‘when.’  The State of Washington, Snohomish County, and area city governments (including Granite Falls) are getting prepared to deal with the catastrophic outcome, in addition to being well prepared for other types of emergencies.

Wondering what other kinds of disasters might happen in Granite Falls?  The Snohomish County Hazard Mitigation Plan offers this overview of hazard rankings.  The top four include earthquakes, severe weather, flooding, and landslides.

Snohomish County Hazards and Risk Information

BE PREPARED.  Both of these handy guides make emergency planning easy!

Disaster Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Click on the links below for more information on preparing for specific types of disasters.



Snohomish County Flood Warning System – Real Time Information


Take Winter By Storm

Wild Fires

The Granite Falls Fire District #17 has several of these guides in printed form, in addition to other information that can help you and your family prepare.  Stop by their lobby at 116 S Granite Avenue during office hours.