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Emergency Preparedness

The more you know the more you can prepare. Most natural disasters may require the same preparation, however, bioterrorist threats may require different methods of action.

Start Preparing Now

Be prepared by using what you have or purchasing items to live on for at least three (3) days. You may want comfort, but think first about food, fresh water, clean air, and ways to get information.

Basics you should stock for your home:
All supplies should be kept in unbreakable, waterproof packaging. Keep these items in an easy to carry container in the event you have to evacuate.

  • Bottled Water (1gallon per person per day)
  • Canned Foods and a Manual Can Opener
  • Flash Light
  • Battery Operated Radio
  • Extra Batteries and Tools
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Baby Wipes (to keep clean)
  • Bedding and a Change of Clothing
  • Prescription Medications
  • Contact Lens Supplies

Remain Calm

The main goal of terrorists is to disrupt lives and cause terror and anxiety in our communities. The best response to terrorism is to continue our normal lives of work, school, play, shopping, worship and socializing.

If disaster strikes, remain calm and be patient. Listen to your radio or television for news and instructions. Follow the advice of local emergency officials.


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