Be Prepared

Being prepared is your individual responsibility. 

Families and neighbors will recover faster from the trauma of a disaster if they are prepared and can reach out to help others.

In a disaster the first people to assist in an emergency are often your neighbors, friends and co-workers. Neighbors, not professional first responders, typically perform 70% of all rescues in major disasters.

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for your home, work and car.

Shelter in Place

“Shelter-in-place” is another way of saying “stay inside.” It’s a way to keep safe during any type of emergency, such as a storm, power outage, police activity, pandemic or after an earthquake. If you’re told to stay where you are during an emergency, being prepared will help you and your family. Being prepared means having…

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Grab and Go Bag

If you need to evacuate to a shelter, take only your “grab-and-go” bag with essentials such as medication, important documents, prescription eyewear, etc.  Evacuate your home or office only if there is damage to the building or the surrounding area is unsafe. Consider relocating somewhere safer such as a friend’s house or a community shelter.…

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Emergency Kit for Car

What Should You Keep in the Car? Vehicle emergency preparedness kits are not intended for everyday use. They’re only needed during times of emergencies. Much like insurance, an emergency preparedness kit is something you should have, but hope you’ll never need to use. Your kit should be checked every six months, and expired items should…

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First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Store your kits someplace easy to get to and out of the reach of young children. Make sure children old enough to understand the purpose of the…

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Protect your Pet

In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. Your family’s disaster plans must include your furry family members too. Learn what to do to keep your beloved pets safe! If you stay home, do it safely If your family and pets must wait out a storm…

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Preparedness for seniors & the disabled

Planning ahead and having a support network can help reduce anxiety during an emergency or disaster. Your support network can include family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, coworkers and other people that you know and trust and are willing to help you. If you are an older adult, or someone taking care of an elderly or disabled,…

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