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Family Preparedness Guide


Emergencies can happen at any time. Being prepared saves lives! Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before an emergency occurs. We encourage everyone to:  

1. Find Out What Could Happen
2. Create an Emergency Plan
3. Get a Kit
4. Practice and Maintain Your Plan


We are pleased to provide you with this Family Preparedness Guide that will assist you in preparing your family to respond to and recover from all types of emergencies. This is guide will help you develop an emergency plan, prepare an emergency supply kit, and learn about emergency preparedness for families, pets, the disabled, and elderly.

Walt Grech