Sep 12, 2022
During an emergency or disaster, local emergency management officials use news media and social media to issue evacuation orders. Your evacuation zone determines when you should evacuate – zones at higher risk are prioritized for evacuation. Local emergency management officials will also share which evacuation routes...
Dec 6, 2019
Making a plan before a disaster means not having to figure things out during one.
Here are a few things you want to work out now:
Jun 7, 2019
Knowing what natural disasters are common and when, given your location, is a key part of being prepared.
While earthquakes can happen anywhere without warning, the highest risk areas of the United States include California, Alaska, and Mississippi River Valley. Live in those areas? Learn how to prepare for...
Apr 23, 2019
Take time before an emergency or disaster to organize and make copies of your important documents. Keeping copies of these documents in your emergency kit can help you and your family rebuild your lives after an emergency or disaster.
Which documents should you plan to make copies of?
Consider making copies of...
Mar 27, 2019
During an emergency, authorities can use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) infrastructure to send alerts, warnings, and other potentially life-saving messages to the public. The IPAWS infrastructure connects the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), National Oceanic and...