Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Month

While natural disasters, emergencies or unexpected attacks cannot be controlled, we can all be prepared and take action now to protect ourselves and our families. These four steps and tips from Ready.gov will help you with the fundamentals of being prepared if an emergency occurs.

Be Informed

Be informed about different types of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other kinds of threats.

Check the Seasonal Preparedness Calendar for tips on how to be prepared each month of the year.

Get information about what emergency plans are in effect in your local area.

Natural Disasters
Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm can have an affect on our area. Know your risks.

Emergency Alerts
Learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) sent from your mobile carrier.

Make a Plan

Talk with your family about what you will do in case of emergency. Practice evacuating your home and learn about sheltering-in-place. Have a list of emergency contacts in a well known place and be sure to include someone from out of town. Additional Information.

Build a Kit

Your Home - Your home emergency kit should contain essential food, water and supplies to live on for at least three days. Keep your emergency kit in a designated location in your home and in an easy-to-carry container in case you need to evacuate.

Your Vehicle- A roadside emergency can happen at any time. In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car. This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables and seasonal supplies.

Your Workplace - An emergency can happen at any time, so it's important to be prepared when you're at work as well as at home. Your workplace emergency kit should be in a single, easy-to-carry container in case you are evacuated from your workplace.

Get Involved

After planning your family's readiness for emergencies, Citizen Corps Council asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.