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Welcome to Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and Washington State Emergency Management Division's emergency preparedness video clips. These short videos will show you the simple steps you need to take to secure the contents of your home or office so you can reduce the hazards during a disaster. You'll see just how easy and inexpensive it is to make your home or work environment a safer place!

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  • Introduction to Flooding:
    Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. and over the last decade many people lost their lives due to flooding and flood-related causes. Washington is not immune. This is the first video in a series of four on flooding. It covers the history of flooding in Washington, flood terms you need to know, how to prepare and how to protect your possessions and property.
  • Flood Alerts:
    Understanding the messages you may receive to warn of floods may save your life or your property.
  • What to Do during a Flood:
    Floods can occur suddenly, can carry incredible force and can be deadly. Learn what you can do to protect you and your loved ones. 
  • Food Safety After a Flood:
    Learn how to determine if your food is safe to use or not after a flood and how to sanitize any cans of food that have come in contact with flood water.
  • Flood Insurance - Myths vs Facts:
    To clear up misconceptions about Flood Insurance, this video addresses some of the common myths about the program and the facts behind them to give you the full story about this valuable protection.
  • Turning off Your Natural Gas:
    It is important to understand the proper shut-off procedure for your meter and share the information with everyone in your household. This video shows the steps you need to take to safely shut off natural gas.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
    Learn why carbon monoxide is so deadly and what you can do to prevent it from building up in your home
  • How to Setup and Safely Operate a Generator:
    This important video shows how to set up and start your generator. In addition it clearly describes what you must do to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution and fire.
  • Securing Your Water Heater:
    If you are unsure how to go about strapping your water heater to keep if from tipping over during an earthquake, watch this video and see just how simple the process really is.
  • Shutting Off Your Propane Gas:
    This video will walk you through the steps you need to take to turn off your propane tank in the event of an earthquake.
  • Downed Power Line Safety:
    Do you know what to do in the event you come across downed power lines? This important video will teach you the steps to take to prevent you from being injured or even killed.
  • Securing Cabinets:
    Prevent the contents of your kitchen cabinets from crashing onto the counters and floors during an earthquake by adding safety latches.
  • Securing Dishes:
    Learn how to prevent irreplaceable dishes and other novelties from breaking during an earthquake.
  • Securing Wall Hangings:
    During an earthquake mirrors and framed pictures can shatter creating an injury hazard. Learn how to secure and safeguard them.
  • Trip to the Hardware Store:
    Not sure what hardware you need or even how to go about finding it? Well not to worry! This video takes you to a hardware store and a friendly employee will show you exactly what you need.
  • Finding a Wall Stud:
    When securing heavy furniture, you'll need to make sure you anchor it to a stud in the wall. The video will show you just how easy it is to find a stud with a stud finder.
  • Securing a Bookcase:
    Learn one way to secure a bookcase using an "L" bracket that is screwed into your bookcase and then anchored into a stud. It's easy and only takes around 7 minutes to do!
  • Using a Fire Extinguisher
    You'll need to know how a fire extinguisher works...before the disaster! Watch this video clip to learn when and how to use an extinguisher.