Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer's Caregivers
People with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. It is important for caregivers to have a disaster plan that includes the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s. To find out more about what items such a kit might contain, click the link:
HealthReach - Health Information in many Languages
Disasters can occur quickly and without warning. Check out this guide in multiple languages on how to assemble an emergency preparedness kit.
NFPA's Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Join the growing network of recognized Firewise sites from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Print out this emergency check-list so that your kids can help you to prepare for emergencies! Click the link to find a printable version.
Individuals with Disabilities
Get tips on emergency planning for individuals with disabilities. Get Informed Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place.Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV and radio.
Coping with Disaster
Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property. Children, senior citizens, people with access or functional needs, and people for whom English is not their first language are especially at risk. Children may become afraid and some elderly people may seem disoriented at first. People with access or functional needs may…
Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans
A unique instructional video containing information specific to Older Americans and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations.
Hurricane Season: Be Prepared
It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on how to stay safe and healthy before, during, and after a wildfire including avoiding health impacts from wildfire smoke and cleaning up safely.