Emergency Preparedness How-To Videos | Regional Water Providers Consortium

Emergency Preparedness How-To Videos

Start your emergency prep with water.

How to prepare for emergencies with water - video series

Our how-to videos give you step-by-step instructions for storing emergency water in your own sanitized container, how to access water from your water heater in an emergency, and what items you’ll need to treat water four ways to make it safe to drink. Each video is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, and Vietnamese.

You can find these and our other how-to videos on our YouTube channel and and on language-specific pages on this site (English, Spanish/Español, Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt, Arabic/العربية, Chinese/中文, Khmer (Cambodian)/ខ្មែរ, Korean/한국어Hindi/हिन्दी भाषा, Russian/Русский, and Somali/Soomaali). You can also find the content covered in these videos in our print materials, available in 17 languages.


About the multilingual how-to video project

The Regional Water Providers Consortium received $192, 000 in Urban Area Security Initiative grant money through the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization to complete Phase I of this project. This work included completing community listening sessions and creating how-to videos, two print pieces, website landing pages, social media messaging, and graphics in multiple languages.

Project partners included the Community Engagement Liaisons, Multnomah County, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization, and TZOM Films. The Consortium also worked with community partners to conduct a public outreach campaign on social media, via email, and at events in spring 2023. Phase II of this project will be completed in 2024.


Community statement

Community members played a vital role in the multilingual video project. They shared information about their community's knowledge on these topics, translated scripts, acted in the videos, and gave outreach recommendations. We are proud of the multicultural team that collaborated on this project and are thankful for their contributions.


Partner toolkit

Interested in helping community members prepare for emergencies? Share this toolkit which includes how-to videos, video trailers, print materials, web pages, and other resources in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, and Vietnamese.


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