Get Prepared

Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is everyone's responsibility. In a major disaster city resources may be overwhelmed and citizens may have to depend on on their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to provide assistance. 

  1. Build a Kit – Everyone should have an emergency supply kit that has enough food, water and supplies to last you and your family 3-7 days. 
  2. Make a Plan – Talk with your family about what you would do in an emergency situation and determine how you will contact one another if you are separated. Ensure each member of your family has access to important phone numbers and can turn off the water, gas and electricity at the main switches if necessary. Talk with your co-workers about evacuation and shelter locations within your place of business. 
  3. Stay Informed - Emergency Management and Public Safety officials will be issuing important information that can not only help you protect your property, but save your life. 

Preparedness for Kids

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Preparedness for Business

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Preparedness for Functional and Access Needs

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Preparedness for Pets and Animals

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