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What To Do In An Emergency

What is your plan in a disaster?

Inform yourself on how to prepare for a number of hazards from accidents to severe weather to man-made disasters.  Look through these pages for "What to do..."


Earthquake What to do in the event of an earthquake.



Evacuation PlanningWhat to do if an evacuation is ordered.


Extreme Weather - Cold

Extreme Cold WeatherWhat to do in a cold weather emergency.


Extreme Weather - Heat

Extreme Hot WeatherIf the door is cool leave quickly, close door behind you and crawl to an exit.



Fire PlanningWhat do in a building fire.



Flood PlanningWhat to do in a flood.


Hazardous Materials Incident

Hazmat PlanningWhat to do in the event of a hazardous material incident



Hurricane PlanningWhat to do in a hurricane


Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place PlansWhat to do to Shelter in Place


Terrorist Incident

Terror PlanningWhat to do in the event of a terrorist incident.



Thunderstorm PlanningWhat to do in a thunderstorm.



Tornado PlanningWhat to do if a tornado threatens.


Utility Outage

Utility Outage PlanningA utility outage is a situation where commodities such as electricity, water or gas service are interrupted.


Winter Storm

Winter Storm PlanningWhat to do in a winter storm.