Disaster Preparation

FEMA and the American Red Cross has provided 4 steps for preparedness in the case of a disaster. 
  1. Get Informed
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit
  4. Maintain your Plan

Find out about any specific hazards that threaten your community (tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, etc) and about your risk from the hazards. Review the local disaster plans on file at the library.) Find out about evacuation plans and designated emergency shelters. If you don't drive, find out how the emergency responders will evacuate those without transportation. Are you aware of our local warning systems, how they work, and when they would be deployed? How will you find information before, during, and after a disaster. Learn about NOAA Weather Radio and it's alerting capabilities at www.noaa.gov.