Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for Emergencies

Take action now to protect your home, family, or business before something unexpected happens.

Build Your Emergency Toolkit

Have everything you might need in one easily-accessible spot:

  • Charged cell phone
  • Flashlight(s)
  • Additional batteries
  • Battery-powered radio or TV
  • Battery-operated alarm clock
  • Bottled water & nonperishable food
  • Hand-operated can openers
  • First aid kit. Check out the American Red Cross "Anatomy of a First Aid Kit" for ideas.
  • An emergency preparedness kit. The American Red Cross provides a comprehensive list of what to include in a basic kit, like important personal documents, medications, extra cash, and more.

Gas Generators

When the power goes out, portable gas generators provide back-up electricity.Take steps to stay safe when you need to use it.

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Sesame Street Let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies

Plan together as a family for emergencies with Sesame Street.

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Kid's Korner: All About Energy

A resource for teachers and students, Kid's Korner has information about a variety of energy topics including safety tips.

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