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Wildfires

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

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Learn what to do before, during and after.
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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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National Preparedness Month (NPM)

NPM is observed each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.
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Hurricanes

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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Prepare Kids for Disasters

Teach kids how to be prepared for disasters.
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Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone 12 and older who wants one. Find a vaccine near you today and schedule an appointment.
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Emergency Alerts

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

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the right items.
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Make a Plan

Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it.

Last Updated: 09/20/2021