Emergency Preparedness

Public health emergencies – be it a flood, a power outage or hazardous material spill — can occur without warning.

Some emergencies may require you to evacuate at a moment’s notice, while others may require you to stay where you are for several days until it is safe to resume normal activities. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and phone service may be interrupted or shut down completely. You may not have the time or ability to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens.

Below is information that will help you learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.

Stay Informed

Learn about different types of disasters and emergencies and what actions you should take before, during and after the event.

Make a Plan

Prepare for a disaster by making an emergency plan that addresses the needs of all family members and pets.

Build a Kit

Find out what basic supplies and equipment your family may need in the event of an emergency and how and where to store them.

Get Involved

Find opportunities to support local disaster response efforts in Allen County.