Get Prepared

Whether it's during severe weather awareness week or not, 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 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 family about evacuation and shelter locations within your home, school, or 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.  Ensure you have multiple ways to receive emergency alerts.

City of Southlake Emergency Business Support Survey

Are you a business that would like to help the city during an emergency or disaster?  Are you capable of assisting with the community's needs after a disaster?  Would you be willing to provide supplies, support, and volunteers?  Please fill out the Emergency Business Support Survey and become part of the community resilience team!

Get Prepared - Evacuations

A wide variety of emergencies may cause an evacuation. You may have a day or two to prepare in some instances, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly and safely, no matter the circumstances. Download our guide and place it in your emergency kit. It's just one more way you can be prepared before, during, and after an evacuation. 

A downloadable evacuation guide.

Get Prepared - Shelter in Place

Taking shelter is critical in times of disaster. Before disaster strikes, take some time to identify safe locations. Think about safe places at home, work, and some other locations you frequent. For example, if you spend a lot of time at the park, make sure you know where the safe spot is. Download our guide before an emergency to locate your best shelter in place locations. 

Shelter In Place

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Get Ready Resources for Businesses, Pets, Kids, and Vulnerable Populations

Preparedness for Pets and Animals

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Preparedness for Functional and Access Needs

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Preparedness for Kids

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Get Prepared for Businesses

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  1. Amanda Meneses

    Emergency Manager