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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Talk with your family.

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

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Power Outages

Have alternative charging methods for your phone in case of power outages.

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Prepare for hurricanes now. Know where to go if asked to evacuate quickly and how you and your family will get there.

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Active Shooter

Be informed about what to do during an active shooting. Remember to RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

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

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Be Informed

Know the risks about different disasters and hazards that could affect you & your family where you live, work, and go to school.

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Emergency Alerts

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

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Video: Six Things to Know Before a Disaster

Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Here are six important things to know before a disaster strikes.

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Make and Practice Your Plan

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Make an emergency plan today & practice it.

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Get Involved

Get involved in your community by taking action with FEMA’s citizen responder programming to help your community become prepared.

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Financial Preparedness

Protect your family by financially preparing before an emergency strikes.

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Youth Preparedness

Learn more about youth preparedness and how you can get involved in your community.

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