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A collection of 24 flyers that focus on different aspects of preparing yourself and your family for disasters that are common to this area. 

Preparedness Calendar

This month-by-month checklist includes recommended items to purchase and activities to complete that will result in a better prepared family by year’s end. En Español

Family Disaster Planning

Understand the natural and man-made hazards you face, plan for them and practice your plan with your family. En Español

Home Hazard Hunt

This room-by-room checklist helps you identify hazards that are in your home so that you can take steps to reduce or eliminate them.  En Español

Neighborhood Resources Inventory

Neighbors are urged to work together to complete an inventory of available equipment, supplies and skills of your neighbors that could be utilized during a disaster. 

Can You Survive for 3 Days?

Prepare for all disasters by storing food, water and other essential items using recommended lists of supplies and storage techniques.  En Español

Your Utilities in a Disaster

This resource provides directions for when and how to shut off your utilities (e.g. water, gas, electricity) during a disaster.  En Español

Fire Extinguishers

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Motor Vehicle Preparedness

If you’re driving when a disaster strikes, would you know what to do? Learn how to safely respond to a variety of disasters when on the road.


Review detailed steps on what to do before, during and after a flood. Flood warning terminology is included.

Winter Preparedness

This resource includes information on wind chill, cold related injuries, winter weather warning terms and how to dress in layers for winter’s cold temperatures.

Fire! Prepare to Survive

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Drop, Cover and Hold On

Learn how to respond to an earthquake whether you’re indoors, outside, driving, in a high-rise building or movie theater. Illustrations included.  En Español

Windstorms and Tornadoes

Know how to prepare for and respond during dangerous wind storms. This resource includes a chart on wind effects and warning terminology

Thunderstorms and Lightning

This resource describes the dangers of thunderstorms and lightning strikes and recommends steps to take before, during and after.

Heat Wave:  A Major Summer Killer

Learn the dangers of and the treatment for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Summer heat can be deadly – know what precautions to take.

Hazardous Materials in Your Home and Community

What common household products are considered to be hazardous materials? Learn what they are and how to limit your risk at home and in your community.

Food and Water in an Emergency

This resource identifies water sources, purification methods and storage for emergencies. Also includes suggestions for food items and storage tips.  En Español

Electrical Outages and Home Safety

Know what to do when the power goes out. Review the steps for reporting power outages and how to protect your frozen food, computer, water pipes, etc.  En Español

First Aid

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Sheltering In-place

Understand when and how to shelter in-place following a hazardous materials accident. This resource includes a supply list and methods of obtaining information.

Disaster Psychology

Disaster-induced stress is a “normal” reaction to an “abnormal” situation. Know how to provide comfort and when to recommend professional help.

Will You Be Able to Find Your Family After a Disaster?

Plan now how you will locate all family members following a disaster. Prepare a family locator chart complete with contact phone numbers.  En Español

Protect Your Pets in Case of Disaster

Pet owners are encouraged to have a disaster plan for their pets. Are you prepared to protect, care for and transport them following a disaster?  En Español

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Prepare for Earthquakes

Most earthquake-caused injuries are from falling objects. Learn how to secure your home, office and school environments.