Helpful Information on Preparing for an Emergency

Know Your Evacuation Route

In the event of a major storm or power outage, check with local officials to determine the nearest available shelter location.

Gather Supplies

Gather food, water, and essential supplies for your family. If you depend on medication, make sure you have enough to last for several days. For those that own a generator, check the oil, make sure it runs, and make sure you have enough fuel.

Remember, generators emit harmful carbon monoxide (CO)! Be sure to run your generators outside and keep them at a safe distance from your home. 

Make an Emergency Plan

When severe weather strikes make sure you have a plan that is shared with everyone in your home. This can be as simple as meeting in a safe area such as an interior room or downstairs bathroom. Do not touch downed power lines.

Think of Your Neighbors

Check on your network of family and friends, especially the elderly and those with disabilities. Make sure they are prepared and have a support network of people who can help them during a disaster. Plan ahead for accessible transportation you may need for evacuation.