Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Planning

Preparedness is the best defense against disaster!

An emergency can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your residence. What would you do if basic services –water, gas, electricity, or telephones – were cut off?  Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after an emergency, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. Would you and your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives? The best way to cope is to PREPARE NOW! Once an emergency hits, you won’t have time to shop for supplies. If you have gathered supplies in advance, you can endure an evacuation or home confinement.
 

The best way to cope with an emergency is to prepare before it happens.  Don’t procrastinate!  Start working on your family’s plan today and know the disaster plan of your school district and your work place. 


Make A Plan:

  • Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.  Go to www.Ready.gov or www.pse.com/safety/GetPrepared for more information

  • Almost 40% of small businesses that close due to a disaster event never re-open. (Washington State Emergency Management website). “Open for Business” is a planning workbook to assist in creating key supplier, vendor, and employee lists, identifying critical business functions, a business self-assessment and how-to’s for identifying critical resources to protect your business.

  • "Open For Business" - a comprehensive planning guide for your business provided by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
     

Be Informed:

  • The Emergency Alert System (EAS) can address the entire nation on very short notice in case of a grave threat or national emergency.   

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office to specially configured NOAA weather radio receivers. Determine if NOAA Weather Radio is available where you live. If so, consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio receiver.

  • Regional Public Information Network (RPIN) www.rpin.org/rpinweb: RPIN is your one-stop resource for news alerts from more than 75 government, transportation, utility, health and emergency response agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.  Sign up to receive e-mail alerts and pager headlines from RPIN partners and get helpful tips to prepare for emergencies.

  • To enhance public safety, a free Wireless Emergency Alerts service is rolling out. WEA messages are text-like alert messages received by your mobile device during an emergency in your area. The purpose of WEA is to provide an increasingly mobile American public with a free and fast way to receive critically important information.  Check with your cellular service provider for detailed information.
     

The information you need is on line.  Please go to these websites for more emergency preparedness information

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Flowers by Robin, LLC
Michele F. 9/20/17
Robin is amazing!  I was having a bad day on a Saturday and my husband was out of town and wanted to send flowers to cheer me up.  He called around to a lot of the chain florist shops and they all said they were done delivering for the day even though they were 5 minutes away.  He happened to come across Flowers by Robin in his search so called her and she happened to be open on a Saturday for Grandparents Day.  She was so kind and willing to help my husband even though it was getting late in the afternoon.  She made up the most amazing arrangement I've ever received and hand delivered it with a big smile that turned my day around.  The flowers were very fresh and have lasted almost 2 weeks.  We will use Robin for all our floral needs from now on!!

Keira G. 6/1/17
Robin helped us fill an order for one of our customers. Wiring out shop-to-shop can always be a bit scary, but Robin really took great care of our customer. She was able to get the order out in about an hour even though we were past standard same day delivery cut off. She was also kind enough to send us a photo without us even asking for it. The arrangement was expertly designed, the kind of arrangement I'd send out of our own shop. We will be using you in the future!


April H. 4/1/17
I am the daughter of an amazing floral designer, who worked in Chicago at some pretty incredible venues. So my standards and expectations are beyond high. I've watched Robin's work as a professional grow in design, style, and creativity. It was my extreme pleasure to receive an arrangement from her recently. And by chance, my florist of a mom was in town. We both fell in love with her design and use of color and texture. For fussy girls like us, Robin's arrangement was the highlight of our week. On my counter, sat 3 other flower arrangements and hers just shined. Beyond all that, the prep that went into the flowers was evident by how long they lasted, the brilliance of color they retained, and the lack of dropping leaves/petals. Hey did I mention, Robin is a great lady too and local! Give her a call, you won't be disappointed and you certainly will have the opportunity to impress the next person you are sending flowers to. Thanks Robin!


Constance D. 2/3/17
The short version is I would Highly Recommend Robin!!!!!  She has a rare talent and is super personable. The kind of flower shop and Business person who would be your number one go to for flowers!
I live in Seattle and wanted to find some one in the south end to send flowers to my sister in law who has had 4 deaths in the last 9 months. I was searching on line, looking for some one that had a good sense of style and artistic flair not your usual cookie-cutter bouquet.
After scrolling page by page by pure chance I found  Flowers by Robin.  As soon as I saw the photos of her work I knew she was my gal! Her gift to make beauty using the natural elements of nature, was a rare find and just what I was looking for plus, the added bonus was that she was in my price range. I spoke to Robin, myself on the phone gave her my thoughts of what I was attempting to do and told her from her photos I totally trusted her style and flair. Robin has a gift and it reflects in all her work.  The home she was delivering them to has a very aggressive dog that I pre-warned Robin about. She was kind enough to hand-deliver them herself. I revived a text from my sister in law saying this " Thank you for your thoughtfulness and the beautiful flowers. The colors brighten my day and put a smile on my face. That was so sweet of you! 
OXOXOX "  Bingo! Thank you Robin for your beautiful work together we hit a home run!


Julie P. 8/31/16
Robin came through at the last minute for me, and even threw in an extra item that I requested, the perfect complement to the beautiful flower arrangement she created! My friend was thrilled with the flowers! The hand blown glass vase looks gorgeous, too! Highly recommended!