Preparedness is defined by DHS/FEMA as “a continuous cycle of planningorganizingtrainingequippingexercisingevaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.”

What to be Prepared For

“All-Hazards” – Natural, Man-Made, and Technological Disasters

What to Do

Get informed, gather supplies, develop a plan, and practice your plan!

Families and individuals should prepare using the same criteria, however, families have a broader scope of responsibilities. Leave no stone un-turned when developing your individual or family preparedness plan!

There’s no time like the present! Start planning now and reevaluate your plan annually or after a disaster occurs.


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How You Can Best Prepare