Be Safe

Know what disasters could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.

  1. Storm Preparedness
  2. Winter Preparedness
  3. Summer Preparedness

BEFORE THE STORM... Make sure you have what you need

  • Build an emergency kitcar in a snow storm
  • Have a battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Have enough of your medication for 5 days
  • Have some cash on hand
  • Stock up on non-perishable food, canned food, and pet food
  • Fully charge cellphones and other devices

Prepare your home/vehicle

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Stock up on plenty of water
  • Have a flashlight and batteries
  • Have extra blankets
  • Make sure your car is fully fueled

DURING THE STORM... In case of a power outage

  • Unplug your sensitive equipment if you don't have surge protectors
  • Report the power outage as soon as possible
  • Stay as far away as possible from any downed wires outside
  • Never install a generator inside your home
  • Stay warm by wearing layers, a hat, gloves, extra socks and bundling up in blankets

AFTER THE STORM... Remain alert

  • Call 911 to report downed wired
  • Stay away from downed wired and never drive over a power line
  • Do not touch anything in contact with a downed wire including trees, fences, or puddles of water
  • Check your appliances for damage
  • Check your food in fridge and freezer for freshness