Preparing for Emergencies

Have Family Disaster Plan

  • Start preparing NOW! Don’t wait until a disaster or severe weather forcast is in progress
  • Plan how to take shelter in your home from severe weather or from hazardous chemical emergencies
  • Plan how to evacuate your home in case of a fire or other emergency
  • Plan locations where your family members can meet in in an emergency
  • Plan for a relative who lives out of the area to act as a point of contact for your family if you become seperated
  • Hold family fire exit drills
  • Home Escape Plan Grid

Have a Family Warning System

  • Have a NOAA Emergency Weather Radio to get emergency information
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  • Have smoke detectors in your home on every level and close to every sleeping area
  • Test your smoke detectors monthly
  • Change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clock for daylight savings time
  • Have a carbon monoxide detecor in your home

Have Emergency Supplies

  • Have a kit of supplies to Shelter-In-Place in your home in case of an emergency
  • Have a kit of supplies in case you have to evacuate your home
  • Have a kit of emergency equipment and supplies in your vehicle
  • See for supplies for these kits