Soundbites: Prep for a hurricane (or any disaster)
Dr. Stephen Morris, UW Medicine emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center, responded to Hurricane Harvey in Houston last year to help with patient care. He reflects on what he experienced there.
Preparing now is important before disaster strikes. Washington state's Emergency Management Division has a checklist for families' kits. Preparedness experts recommend gathering two weeks' worth of supplies. They also suggest writing a plan with your family about evacuation and transportation routes, and how you will communicate.