Basics

All Disasters

  • Remain Calm
  • Stay Informed: Listen to local emergency officials and/ or local news or radio for news on what's happening and await further instructions
  • Check for Injuries: In the case of a local disaster, if appropriate, give first aid and get help for those most severly injured

If an event occurs near your home

  • Check for damage using flashlights only. Do not use combustible materials or turn on electrical switches.
  • Check for fire and gas leaks.
  • In the case of a gas leak, evacuate all from the building. If possible, open windows and turn off the gas valve.
  • Check on neighbors, especially the elderly, disabled, or infirmed.
  • Call family contact. Do not use phones unless necessary. This allows open lines for emergency workers to use.