Preparing for Disasters

The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency.

Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. Discuss the ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it - on the refrigerator or bulletin board.
  1. Disaster Supplies Kit

    There are 6 basics you should stock in your home: water, food, first aid, clothing and bedding, tools, and special items.

  2. Emergency Plan

    Create an emergency plan.

  3. Fires

    More than 24 million fires are reported annually, resulting in over $11 billion in property damage.

  4. Floods

    Flooding along rivers is a natural and inevitable part of life. Knowing the warnings and what they mean could save your life.

  5. Hazardous Materials

    As many as 500,000 products pose physical or health hazards and can be defined a hazardous materials.

  6. Power Outages

    When the power is out we lose our primary source of artificial light and many loose their source of heat and water as well. When the power is out, safety becomes a major concern.

  7. Wildfires

    Preparing for wild land fires and protecting structures in the wild land has special challenges.

  8. Winter Storms

    Winter storms can range from moderate snow over a few hours to blizzard conditions with blinding, wind-driven snow or freezing rain that lasts several days. The time to prepare is before the snow and ice begin to fall.