The state of Washington has experienced many violent windstorms in past years, and there is every likelihood they will come again and again. These storms have been known to kill and injure people, destroy homes and businesses, knock out public utilities and leave thousands of people without power anywhere from a few hours to ten or more days.

The following steps will help you prepare for the next windstorm and the power outages that generally accompany them.



Washington State Emergency Management , A Division of Washington Military Department