Personal Preparedness

Prepare in a year and take 

one preparedness action a month

Preparedness is the foundation for building resilient communities. While Pierce County Emergency Management focuses on preparing our whole community for disasters, you also have a role to play in emergency preparedness. By planning ahead, you can increase your ability to survive and thrive in the face of disaster, everything from an earthquake to a major winter storm.
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  1. Winter Weather Update for Sunday Morning (2/26)

    The Peninsula received less than an inch of snow last night, with other parts of the county bare and wet and temperatures above freezing. Read On...
  2. Winter Weather Update for Thursday Morning (2/23)

    Snow showers have passed through on and off all night and amounts of snow and road conditions vary greatly around Pierce County. Read On...
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Read the WA State Disaster Preparedness Guide online, download or share with friends and family!  Close out of full screen by scrolling to top middle of page. 

Pierce County Employee Emergency Preparedness

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier encourages all County employees to be prepared at work and at home.  This includes having 14 days of supplies on hand and a communications plan with their family, to help get Pierce County back to normal after an emergency.