What if you had to urgently leave your home due to flood or fire? Are you prepared for winter weather in your car and in your home?
During National Preparedness Month in September, and throughout the year, Douglas County wants to be sure you have the tools you need to be prepared for any emergency.
First, are you signed up for CodeRED emergency notifications? Register every cell phone number in your family online.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) annual disaster readiness campaign promotes family and community disaster planning and awareness now and throughout the year. This year, the national theme is “A Lasting Legacy.” Protect what you’ve built in Douglas County.
Douglas County and our neighboring communities are regularly affected by events such as severe winter weather, wildfires and floods. A few simple steps and shared responsibility for readiness can make a big difference.
It is important to have a plan and an emergency kit. Taking the following steps can create a more orderly and rapid response during a disaster:
- Take personal responsibility for being aware of local weather conditions.
- Sign up for CodeRED and receive local, public safety alerts via telephone, text message, and email directly from Douglas County.
- Develop an emergency communication plan for you and your family.
- Build a kit. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other needed supplies to last for several days.
- Download the County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide for more helpful tips to prepare you and your family — including your children, family members with disabilities, pets and livestock.