In light of the recent and terrible earthquake in Japan, I want to give you a great reference to help prepare you and your family for various emergencies. Of course, earthquakes are a serious risk in our area, and some precautions are strongly advised.
Examples include securing things such as your water heater, how to shot off things like natural gas lines, emergency kits, medical supplies, etc. Please look into this Washington State website for lots of great information on emergency preparedness, http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_personal_prep_video_index.shtml.
This information could save lives and protect your property.
Cheers, Tami Michaels