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Check Smoke Alarms

While you turn your clocks forward on March 10, take some time to check your smoke detectors.

More fire safety tips
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Home Fire Escape Plan

Create a home fire escape plan so everyone in your house knows what to do in case of a fire.
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Winter Weather

Know what to do before, during and after snowstorms and extreme cold.
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Thunderstorms & Lightning

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards.
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Wildfires

If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate on short notice.
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Flooding

If you approach a flooded road or walkway, follow this rule: turn around, don't drown!
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Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the right items.
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Older Adults

As an older adult, you may have specific needs after a disaster. Learn what steps older adults can take to prepare.
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Make a Plan Form

Make a family communication plan quickly and easily with our fillable form.
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FEMA Mobile App

Download the newly updated FEMA App to get preparedness strategies and real-time weather and emergency alerts.
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Emergency Alerts

Wireless emergency alerts allow officials to provide the public with life-saving information quickly.

Last Updated: 03/01/2024

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