Emergency Preparedness

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Before you have an emergency, we recommend that you do the following:

Make sure your address is properly posted and can be seen at night as well as during the day.

Turn on your porch lights and keep them in good working order.

If you have a rural address, make sure your address is clearly written on your roadside mailbox or road sign.

Remember that when the electricity goes out in your home, your cordless phones will no longer function. It is advisable to have a traditional phone available for these types of emergencies.

Portable radios can be beneficial in the event of an emergency. Remember to have new or fresh batteries on hand at all times and always keep a three day supply of food, water, and medication on hand.

Advisements regarding emergencies can be found on the public radio channels and your community service television channel. You may also want to invest in a weather alert radio.

Emergency notifications will work only on cell phones that have been registered on the County’s Citizen Notification System. Please register your cellular phone(s) today by following the links on the Citizen Notification tab. Always have at least one traditional wired phone in your home or business.

9-1-1 is the number to dial for the fastest possible emergency response when you need emergency Police, Fire or Medical Assistance.

Do not dial 9-1-1 for information regarding area power outages, unless there is an otherwise related emergency. Refer your questions to your local power provider.

It is always good to have a 72 Hour Emergency Kit on hand. Go to the following link for a list of items to put in your kit. http://www.ready.gov/