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Emergency Preparedness in 4 steps

1. Stay Informed

Staying informed during emergencies can help your family get the information needed to respond to an emergency. Help you family stay informed by getting important information & updates from Alert Montgomery such as: weather alerts, school closures/delays, and other information sent to your mobile devices. Sign up here. Be sure to also tune in to the local news to stay informed.

2. Make a Plan

Emergencies can take many forms and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family, and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

3. Make a Kit

One of the most critical steps you can take to sustain yourself and your family during a disaster is to create an emergency kit before the disaster strikes. An emergency kit contains items you might need during an emergency to sustain yourself and your family. These items will help you if you are asked to stay home for as many as three days.

4. Get Involved

Get involved in emergency preparedness by helping your community! Request a speaker from OEMHS to come and speak on emergency preparedness at your organizations next event. Routinely check our website and social media pages to see what community trainings are being offered. Lastly, check out some organizations involved in emergency preparedness and volunteer!

Winter Weather: Have You Prepared Your Vehicle?

Don't let winter storms take you by surprise! Now that the winter is upon is, residents should take some time to review make preparations for winter weather. We recommend updating your emergency kit  to include items for the winter weather; such as seasonal clothes, blankets, and a shovel for your car. You never know when you could encounter car troubles or road closures during winter weather. 
 

Building an Emergency supply kit for your car.
 


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