Kitsap County News


Prepared not scared 3


Kitsap County experiences dozens of small earthquakes each year, that are never felt. However  we are also vulnerable to stronger and more destructive earthquakes hitting our community.

We want you to be #KitsapReady!


Tip # 2 - What to do during an earthquake:

Blue Earthquake


If you are indoors, Drop! Cover! Hold on!

  • Drop to hands and knees
  • Cover head and neck
  • Hold on to something sturdy until the shaking stops
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows.)
  • Stay inside!

If you are outdoors, move to a clear area

  • Move to a clear area,  away from buildings, power lines, trees, sign
  • Then Drop, Cover, and Hold On.

If you are driving, pull over, stop and set the parking brake

  • If possible, avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines and other hazards.
  • Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking stops.

If you are in bed: lie face down, cover your head and neck 

  • Cover neck and head with a pillow.
  • Hold on with both hands.
  • Wait until the shaking stops before getting out of bed.


How you can prepare for an earthquake:

Build A KIT


Build a Kit

Gather Emergency Supplies for your home, car and place of work. This is important for all types of emergencies and disasters.

Practice Earthquake Drills

Participate along with thousands of other organizations, businesses and schools across the state in The Great Washington Shake Out, Oct. 17, 2019 at 10:17 a.m. (or at your own designated time).



For More information visit: The Department of Emergency Management

For questions, call 360.337.5777  or email:

For all current items Click Here

For previously posted items Click Here