Emergencies can not only affect your property, but also the health, safety, and welfare of your community. By understanding the types of emergencies that can occur, we can better prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency events such as infectious diseases, extreme weather events, and environmental hazards.
Whether a power outage, severe storm, natural disaster or human-cased calamity, emergencies can strike without warning. By planning ahead, you can be ready to respond quickly to help yourself and others.
- Know the Risks – Learn about hazards that can lead to emergencies.
- Make an Emergency Plan – Step-by-step guide to make your own plan.
- Prepare an emergency kit that includes basic supplies you will need in an emergency. Use this printable checklist to create your own Emergency Kit.
- Keep important telephone numbers handy, listen to weather warnings, and evacuate when advised by emergency responders.
Recovering from an emergency takes time. It is important to take care of yourself, your family, and your property. Accessing resources and support after an emergency will help you to cope with the after effects.