Preparedness Tips

Preparedness Tips

Know what kind of hazards exist in your area.

Contact the Emergency Management office or the local Red Cross for information on disasters are most likely to happen. Contact your schools and workplaces for their disaster plans.

Create a Disaster/Emergency Plan

. Practice escape routes and meeting points in case of fire or other emergency. Designate an out of town relative or friend as a point of contact for family. Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher and where to shut off gas and water. Post emergency phone numbers by each phone. Teach children how to dial 9-1-1. Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit.


If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Emergency Management and Red Cross will set up shelters. Listen to the radio for locations of these shelters. Remember to take any baby or special needs items including medications. Leave pets at home with plenty of food and water.

Severe Weather:

Know the difference between a watch and warning. Learn how to stay safe during Winter Weather, Lightning, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Floods. Listen to the radio or watch local television stations for weather information. Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio.