Do you know what to do in planning for a disaster?
Do you know what to do if there is a tornado?
Planning for a disaster is foremost the best plan of action, but
sometimes it is one of those good intention things on your "to do
list", but you never get around to it.
Take the time to sit down and development a plan for you and your
family. Once you develop your plan, teach your family what to do or
not to do if they are in a disaster.
To reach the Sheriff Department, Police Department, Fire
Department and Ambulance Service in the event of an emergency,
always remember to dial 911.
Disaster Planning Kit
print a planning check off list for disasters. A few minutes now,
could save you a lot of panic trying to remember what you might need
to gather up before a disaster.
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a
tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a
tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk
being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the
wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing
can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for
your health and safety. Click
"In-Home Shelter"? In the event of a radiological, chemical or
biological emergency, authorities may direct you to SHELTER IN PLACE
or EVACUATE. Click
to find out more information.
What is the
Avian Influenza (bird flu)?
Avian influenza is an infection caused by
avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur
naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in
their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. Click
HERE for more information from the
NOAA Weather Center
NOAA is the National Storm Prediction Center and gives updates
every ten minutes. Click
HERE to access NOAA Weather
How does FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Agency) help in a
time of disaster? Click
HERE to access FEMA