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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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Thunderstorms & Lightning

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

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

Drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits.
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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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Low and No Cost Preparedness

Disasters are costly but preparing for them doesn’t have to be.
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Attacks in Public Places

Mass attacks are when assailants use weapons or even a car to cause mass casualties. Take steps to prepare and protect yourself and others.
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Drought

During a drought, learn to make conserving water a part of your daily life.
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Make a Plan

Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it.
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Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the right items.
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Emergency Alerts

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

Last Updated: 08/15/2022

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