Tornadoes, storms, floods, wildfires, oil spills and earthquakes are some of the conditions that can cause emergencies or disasters for the people of the Southern Plains.
The people of the Southern Plains live with the constant threat of tornadoes but that is not the only hazard for which they must be prepared.
- Ice storms are more common than snow storms in some areas; falling trees or broken branches can bring down electrical lines and ice and wind can topple cell towers and cut off communication
- Severe rain and hail can cause flooding, which can close roads and damage property
Remember to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed
FEMA Offers Regional Resources
FEMA offers the following resources to help local communities to plan and prepare. All files can be freely downloaded, printed, emailed or broadcasted.
Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.
Radio PSA Transcript
Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.
Illinois - FEMA Region V Office
536 South Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas - FEMA Region VI Office
FRC 800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209-3698
Kansas and Missouri - FEMA Region VII Office
9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64114-3372