VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter 
 November 25, 2022: (web link • newsletter version

  • Tripledemic: It's Not Just About COVID
  • The BQ Variants Have Arrived 
  • Are We Surging? It Depends Who You Ask
  • This Week’s Safety Tip: Get A Headlamp
  • COVID Risk Level: Holding Steady at Basic
  • Advice for the Basic Risk Level

  • La Tripledémica: No es solo sobre COVID
  • Han Llegado los Variantes BQ
  • ¿Estamos Teniendo una Ola?: Depende de a Quien le Preguntan 
  • Consejo Semanal: Cómprese Una Linterna Frontal
  • Nivel de Riesgo de COVID: Manteniéndose Firme a Nivel Básico
  • Consejos para Nivel Básico de Riesgo 


I Need a Vaccination
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

I Need a COVID Test

COVID-19 testing is available on and off of Vashon for people with symptoms or exposures, or if testing is needed for jobs or travel.

I Need Information

Current information about the pandemic, what to do if you have COVID, data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, is available here via links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

I Need Help
Resources Available

Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local organizations and the Chamber of Commerce can help.

What Happened

View every Situation Report from the COVID-19 emergency activation, along with images, an archive history timeline and some writings inspired by the moment.

Get Alerts

Sign up for a variety of alert services, including Voice Of Vashon's, and other sources of reliable information.

Get Prepared

Does your family & business have a communications plan? That is just one of a number of easy steps to enhance your safety & preparedness for any incident. Learn more by looking at our preparation information.

About Us

VashonBePrepared is a coalition of some 10 disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon-Maury Island in Washington's Puget Sound region. Incorporated in 2007 we now work closely under Vashon Fire, King County of Emergency Management and support our partners' nearly 400 active volunteers.

I Want to Help Out

VashonBePrepared provides training and educational opportunities to keep the island community prepared for the next emergency. See opportunities to get involved or donate.


Latest Updates

Many Landslides Accidentally Caused by Human Activity

May 11

Written by:
5/11/2014 8:25 PM  RssIcon

KingCountyLandslideRiskAreas-1980According to this recent KOMO News piece, Seattle is warning residents to not inadvertently cause landslides.

"Eighty-four percent of the landslides that have happened in Seattle have, to some minor or major degree, human activity involved," according to Seattle Office of Emergency Management Director Barb Graff.

Big factors cited in the KOMO piece were:

  • People removing soil from the slope’s base ("toe")
  • Modifying (removing) hillside vegetation
  • Introducing water (rain or other runoff) onto/into a slope

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