Be prepared for any emergency, any time of year

 

Photo of a destroyed home in Parkersburg, Iowa, in May 2008Emergencies are part of life. Fire, police and emergency medical services may be delayed in an emergency or unable to respond. Whether it's tornadoes, flooding, winter storms or an act of terrorism, emergencies can occur quickly and without warning. Although we cannot prevent emergencies, there we can prepare for them.

 

There are three simple steps you can take:

  • Build a kit. Your emergency supply kit should have everything you need to sustain you and your family for 3-5 days. Get a checklist you can use to put together your own kit.

  • Make a plan. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is key. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do. Get your family plan here.

  • Be Aware.┬áLearn about the hazards that can affect your community, and learn how to get information about current weather and road conditions.