RESOURCES & EDUCATION

 

Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency


MYTH: I DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT DISASTERS WHERE I LIVE.

Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, and Gulf Coast residents. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before to areas with different hazard risks than at home.

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. Use this site to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.

 

      

 

Be Disaster Prepared With These 3 Steps

1. Be Informed

Knowing basic protective measures before a disaster strikes, such as where to find the latest Emergency Alerts or how to Evacuate Your Family, can make a big difference in moments of crisis. Review Ready.Gov’s Be Informed page for disaster-specific preparedness tips as well as basic protective measures for all types of hazards.

2. Make A Plan

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Establish a plan of how you will contact each other, as well as where to go if someone can’t get home. Ready.Gov’s Make A Plan is chock full of helpful ideas and tips to creating your own plan. The Family Communications page is especially helpful for creating a family communication plan.

You might also want to check emergency plans for places you and your family frequent, such as work and school. Ready.Gov’s School and Worksplace has prepared a handy list of questions to ask.

3. Build A Kit

A disaster supplies kit should contain basic items you and your family might need in an emergency situation, such as water, non-perishable foods, first aid kits, and critical medications. Find helpful ideas and suggestions to build your family’s disaster preparedness kit at Ready.Gov’s Build A Kit. The Basic Disaster Supplies Kit reference list will help you put together a kit that is tailored to you and your family’s specific needs.

 

        

 

 

Brochures for Individuals and Families

Brochures for Business click here 
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Family Communication Plan for Kids
Family communication plan template designed for kids to organize emergency contact phone numbers and identify an emergency meeting place.
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Family Communication Plan for Parents
Family communication plan template designed for parents to organize emergency contact phone numbers and identify an emergency meeting place.
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Emergency Supply List
Items to consider for a Basic Family Emergency Supply list.
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Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
This common sense framework is designed to launch a process of learning about Citizen Preparedness. For the most current information and recommendations, go online to http://www.ready.gov
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Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Pet Owners.
Create a preparedness plan for your pets and their well being during emergency situations.
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Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans
Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans. Get Ready Now. The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared. This guide outlines commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Preparing makes sense for older Americans. Get Ready Now.
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Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities Brochure (PDF)

Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow may depend on the planning and preparation you do today. This guide provides tips which individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them, can take to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

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