Resilient Washington

In January, Lt. Governor Habib was appointed to the Resilient Washington subcabinet by Governor Jay Inslee to prepare for any potential emergencies that may occur while serving as Acting Governor.The subcabinet has been directed to:

  • Identify data and information gaps that hinder preparedness and response plans.

  • Identify data and information to help guide a strategic public education campaign centered on personal preparedness.

  • Develop potential actions that can be coordinated across state agencies, local jurisdictions and federal partners to reduce risk and improve response in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.

  • Identify, prioritize and estimate costs for state actions that will improve public safety and earthquake preparedness and response.

The Lieutenant Governor is dedicated to helping Washingtonians prepare for any and all potential emergencies.Please see below for a list of resources aimed at providing all Washingtonians support in the case of an emergency.

For Individuals and Small Businesses

  • The Individual Assistance Program: IA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program to support individual and business recovery and is authorized through a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. The IA program has multiple components including cash assistance and crisis counseling, a detailed declaration process and benefits that vary depending on several factors. For more information about IA, click here

    • Individual Assistance, SBA, other Human Services Programs

Immediate Emergency Assistance

The American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other voluntary organizations can and will provide immediate aid in the way of mass care (sheltering and feeding), medical assistance, animal control and sheltering, child care, clothing, clean-up help, transportation help and some personal property assistance. This assistance is available upon the request of the individual or government agencies during any significant emergency, through capacity varies from community to community. To learn more about Washington Voluntary Organizations, please visit the Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WAVOAD) website.

Enhanced 911 Program

To learn more about the Washington State Enhanced 911 (E911) Program please click here.