Emergencies and disasters can occur anywhere, at any time. It could be anything from an earthquake, to a flood, to a severe winter storm. In the event of a major disaster, you and your family should be able to take care of your basic needs for at least 72 hours.
We encourage everyone to prepare their personal or family emergency plan, and have an emergency kit ready that includes basic supplies as well as special needs items. Always maintain a quarter-tank of gas in your vehicle and keep a flashlight and hard-soled shoes beside each family member’s bed, so evacuation in the dark, at night during an emergency is easier to navigate.
The most common occurrence during a rain/wind storm is often extended periods of power outage mainly due to trees and other plant debris impacting power lines. View some preparedness tips in the case of power outages.