It is important to treat flooding like other risks you face - like fire, or auto accidents! Do you know how to receive emergency information related to your home on your cell phone? Do you know how to obtain assistance evacuating if you have access or functional needs? Where can you go if you need to evacuate your home? What should you do if a road is flooded? The information found on this page will help answer some of these important questions.
Disasters are going to happen, but if you're prepared you can reduce the threat to life and property. Disasters take many forms. They're caused by gale force winds, sudden floods, releases of deadly chemicals, fire, ice, even upheavals of the earth itself. When disaster strikes, the best protection is knowing what to do.
To find out more about disasters and steps you can take to prepare, select a topic below for further information. The links provided will open a remote site in a new window. We have no control over the content on these sites
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The American Red Cross
provides information on what to do for many types of emergency. You can access this information HERE.
Winter Storm Preparation
With winter in full swing, prepare for storms of ice, snow, and bitter cold.
This year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency released an updated How to Prepare
for a Winter Storm Guide. The guide includes a preparedness
checklist, tips to stay healthy and warm, and a winter weather check for your car.
There are also actions to protect your home and reduce property damage.
How to Prepare for a Winter Storm (PDF)
A comprehensive list of suggested materials to use in order to prepare for emergencies in one's home and for their families.
"Emergency Supply List" (PDF)
This download is a full-color, two-sided, tri-fold brochure.
Business continuity impact analysis identifies the effects resulting from disruption of business functions and processes. It also uses information to make decisions about recovery priorities and strategies.
"Continuity Resource Worksheet" (PDF)
Emergency Response Plan
Plans to protect people, property and the environment should be developed. Plans should include evacuation, sheltering in place and lockdown as well as plans for other types of threats identified during the risk assessment.
"Emergency Response Plan" (PDF)
Emergency Response Plan Resources
Resources are needed for all phases of preparing your business including prevention/deterrence, mitigation, emergency response, business continuity, crisis communications and disaster recovery.
"Emergency Response Plan Resources" (PDF)
Emergency preparedness curriculum for grades 1-12 that teach kids what to do before, during, and after an emergency while fostering critical 21st-century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication.
Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum(4 PDFS)