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We encourage all residents to create a preparedness kit, make a plan, be informed, and get involved in the community.

A preparedness kit should include:
  • Non-perishable food to last at least 3 days.
  • Water for drinking and sanitation to last 3 days (one gallon per person per day).
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
There are many more items that can be added to a preparedness kit to meet your family's needs.

An emergency plan should include:
  • Communications plan - how will you contact your loved ones if you are separated?
  • Plan to shelter in place - potential contaminated air outside your house could prevent travel.
  • Evacuation plan - if you need to evacuate, know escape routes and a safe place to go.
Be informed as to the potential threats and prepare yourself and your family on how to react.

Get involved with your community!  Join local groups that help with all phases of Emergency Management.

Tips to create a preparedness kit on a budget:
  • When you're at the store, pick up an extra canned good, bottled water, or package of batteries.
  • Purchase items when they are on sale.
  • Rotate your canned items or water so nothing expires or spoils.
  • Each month pick an area of preparedness that you can work on so it doesn't seem overwhelming or interfere with your budget.