The Yakima Health District and other Public Health Agencies throughout the country continue to prepare for any and all types of emergencies. Our efforts, along with the efforts of our community partners, will help ensure that residents of Yakima County receive the best services possible in the event of an emergency.
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if you did not have water, gas, electricity or telephones after a major emergency? No matter how well your community has planned their response to a disaster, in the event of a large-scale incident, first response resources may quickly become overwhelmed. To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a major disaster.