When a disaster happens, will you know how to reconnect with your family?  Planning ahead can reduce your anxiety following a disaster. As part of your family emergency preparedness plan, focus on communication. Every member of the family needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will know what to do. How well you manage the aftermath of a disaster depends a great deal on your level of preparedness when disaster strikes. Use the links below to prepare before disaster strikes.

Important links to help you be prepared:

Phone NumberService Description
911Call 9-1-1 only to report a life-threatening situation requiring police, medical or fire emergency assistance. Do not call 9-1-1 unnecessarily; lines must be kept open for people with true emergencies. Information you will need to know:

Location, Phone Number, Type of emergency, and name of those involved.

NON-EMERGENCY 911: (425) 407-3999
811Call Before You Dig: It’s the Law! Call 8-1-1 before beginning any excavation to ensure that any publicly owned underground facilities will be marked according to the APWA color code so that you can dig safely. Knowing these locations will help prevent damage to underground facilities, service interruptions, and bodily injury. The Utility Notification Center is open 24 hours every day, and accepts calls from contractors, homeowners, or anyone planning to dig.
511Travel / Road Information: State highway traffic and weather information is available by dialing 5-1-1 from most phones. Receive: *Statewide traffic and road incidents, including construction and maintenance activities *I-90 and I-5 express lane status *Mountain pass weather, road conditions and restrictions *Washington State Ferry information, including schedules, fares, wait times and Wave to Go fare pass information *Statewide emergency messages and alerts including AMBER Alerts.
411Telephone Directory Assistance: Most phone companies allow you to access directory assistance service by dialing “4-1-1”. Charges may vary depending on your service provider. Information you will need: city, state, street address, name and/or spelling of person or business.
211Human Services: Operators will provide you telephone numbers/contact information for: *Basic Human Needs, *Physical and Mental Health Resources *Employment Supports *Support for Alder Americans and Persons with Disabilities *Support for Children, Youth and Families *Volunteer Opportunities and Donations.