Emergency Preparedness is important.
In October, the PUD participated in the Great Washington Shake Out earthquake drill and earlier in the year employees revised our Emergency Response Plan. We have to be ready so that when the devastating earthquake does finally hit, we have a practiced plan in place to help get the power back on and provide water to our customers while you all work to get your own homes and business back in order. We also actively participate in County-wide disaster planning with other public agencies.
While it may be a while before we have a large scale disaster, it’s very important to make sure that you’re prepared to survive without vital infrastructure such as power, water, phones, road access, transportation and especially food and heat.