Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for Natural Disasters


The City of Cheney's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF) includes resources and information to assist city residents, public and private sector organizations, and others interested in participating in planning for natural hazards.

The mitigation plan provides a list of activities that may assist in reducing risk and preventing loss from future natural hazard events. Cheney has developed this plan as an annex to the Spokane County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Plan in an effort to take a more regional approach to planning for natural hazards.

Individuals are encouraged to take steps to prepare for emergencies. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Basic Protective Actions


Some of the basic protective actions are similar for multiple hazards. Developing a family communications plan or making an emergency supply kit are the same for accidental emergencies, natural disasters and also terrorism.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed guidelines to help families prepare for potential emergencies.