Be Prepared

The importance of preparing ourselves for disasters is universal. Emergencies can happen anywhere-at home or at work- and everyone must take action to prepare for emergencies in case something unexpected happens.

Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the events of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs.

However, the truth is there’s no one-size-fits-all solutions to being prepared. Everyone must be prepared to be their own “emergency manager.” When disaster strikes, you may have to be able to survive on your own for 72 hours or more without access to power, food, or transportation. You should also think about your own situation and what additional needs you might have.


Click below to learn how YOU can be prepared when disaster strikes.



Make an Emergency Plan


Assemble Your Emergency Kit


Get Emergency Notifications



Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery efforts and disseminates information during emergencies and disasters.