Resources

General

Earthquakes – The American Red Cross’ in-depth guide to earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.

Putting Down Roots In Earthquake Country – A Southern California-centered guide to earthquake preparedness that is useful for anyone living in a quake-prone area. Available as a PDF handbook

Retrofit

Home Retrofit in Seattle– Information from the City of Seattle about homeowner preparedness and home retrofit.

Tips for Hiring a Contractor – Tips from the Washington Department of Labor and Industries for making your experience with a contractor as pleasant as possible.

Retrofit Training Materials – Training materials for contractors and inspectors; excellent information about house understructures and the retrofit process.

Preparedness

Seattle Emergency Preparedness Classes – Learn about upcoming free classes in emergency preparedness offered by the city of Seattle.

Family Disaster Planning – Detailed advice on creating a disaster plan for your family.

Earthquake Safety at Home – The Federal Emergency Management Agencies’s recommendations for earthquake preparedness before, during, and after an earthquake.

After a Disaster – The American Red Cross’ general guidelines for keeping safe after a disaster, as well as disaster-specific information.