Emergency Preparedness 101
Do you know what to do before, during, and after an emergency to protect your family, community, or business?
Learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies by reviewing the information provided below. You can find additional preparedness information here.
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Disability intersects every demographic group—there are people with disabilities of all ages, races, genders, or national origin. And, disabilities can impact a person in a variety of ways—both visible and invisible. For people with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters.
As an older adult, you may have specific needs after a disaster. Use the information on this page to assess your needs and take simple, low-cost steps that help you get better prepared.
Play games and watch videos while learning how to be prepared for emergencies and different types of weather.
Learn about some additional resources that can help residents and businesses prepare for emergencies and disasters.