Join KING 5’s full day of Disaster Preparedness coverage on Monday, July 24
“Why is KING 5 focusing so much on disaster preps? It’s certainly not to scare you. Earlier this year, we began the task of creating a disaster plan – how this station would deliver the news if a major disaster struck the Pacific Northwest.
We began by consulting state emergency planners, the Red Cross, medical professionals, even other newsrooms.
What we got was a BIG wakeup call.
Emergency planners all had a simple message: It’s not IF a disaster will happen, it’s WHEN. Earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions. Devastating wind storms. Floods. Mudslides.
The experts say few are ready. And being ready means being able to support yourself, your loved ones, your neighborhood for 2 weeks. Because after a region-wide event, it could take that long for help to come from the rest of the country and world.
So our plan to make a plan for KING… inspired us to help all our viewers understand what they need to do to get prepared.
The people of KING 5 are like you: We live and work here. Most of us have families, friends and pets who we will need to care for.
Our full day of coverage is a first step … for us … and, we hope, for you. Watch day-long coverage Monday on KING and KONG, on our king5.com, our Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #AreYouPrepared.”
– “Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster”
“Local disaster relief may not be ready for mass response to a major event. Here’s how you can watch out for you.
By Travis Pittman, KING-5.
– “How to start building your emergency supply kit”
By Heather Graf, KING-5.