Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee

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Be Prepared

Emergency preparedeness is about individual responsibility.

Disasters like floods, tornadoes, fires and winter storms can overwhelm a community very quickly. Planning ahead can help you and your family recover more quickly should disaster strike.

Know the risks

Find out what types of disasters are most likely to happen in your area and how to prepare for each. Know the Risks >

Be aware

Find out what kind of warning sirens or signals your community uses. What do they sound like? What should you do when you hear them? Get a NOAA All-Hazards Alert radio. Remember, when you're indoors, you may not hear outdoor sirens.

Create an emergency plan for your family.

Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Talk about the dangers and plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team. Make a Plan >

Practice and maintain your plan.

Quiz your kids every six months to make sure they know what to do. Conduct fire escape drills.

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