Preparing for Disaster: Earthquakes on Whidbey

Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Seismologists agree that it’s not a question of if, but when our area might experience a significant earthquake. As a small rural community, it’s important everyone understands the dangers, how to prepare, and what to do in an emergency.

Please take the time to watch this WhidbeyTV Local production of a recent workshop hosted by Fire Chief Rusty Palmer. He explains what the specific dangers are to Whidbey Island residents and what you can do to be prepared for such a disaster.

We’ve made this important resource available for all our community members. Watch the video in its entirety, then please share it with family, friends, and neighbors.