Preparing for an Event

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year. You should know what your risks are and prepare to protect yourself, your family and community.

Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. To learn about making general preparations, visit our "General Preparedness" page. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.

Intentional Acts/Crime/Acts of Terrorism

General preparedness procedures apply in any type of man-caused intentional act. Additionally, refer to the FEMA preparedness information for terrorism (PDF).

Ebola Information

Visit the CDC Ebola website to learn the signs and symptoms of Ebola, how to prevent it, and what to do if you are exposed.

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