DISASTER PREPAREDNESSStay Informed
Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, Midwesterners and Gulf Coast residents. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. 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.
Basic Protective Measures for All Hazards
- Physical safety is a concern for all hazards and may involve sheltering or evacuating
- Develop a family communication plan
- Make an emergency supply kit to be prepared for any type of disaster
- Sign up to Receive Emergency Alerts via cell phone and email
- Learn about local emergency plans for shelter and evacuation, local emergency contacts, and local advance alerts and warnings
- When recovering from a disaster, safety as well as mental and physical well-being must be considered
Disaster Specific Preparedness
There are important differences among potential emergencies that should impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learning what to do in different situations and developing and customizing your plans for your local hazards, the locations frequented by members of your household, and the specific needs of household members (including animals) will help you reduce the impact of disasters and may save lives and prevent injuries. Discover hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce YOUR risk!