July 22, 2017
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When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it is best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. By taking time now to prepare emergency water supplies, food supplies and disaster supplies kit, you can provide for your entire family.

Emergency Supply Kit Tips

Make a family emergency plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team.

stay informedBe informed about different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses. For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Learn How to Shelter in Place
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step-by-step guidance you can take now.
Learn more: Shelter

Isolation and Quarantine
It is important for people to understand what can and would be done to protect the public from the spread of dangerous contagious disease.
Learn more: Quarantine

Maintain a Healthy State of Mind
Tools for coping with disaster for adults, parents, children, students, and seniors. Learn more: Mind

Pet Preparednesspet kit
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency, such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack, depends largely on emergency planning done today.
Learn more: Pets

After a Disaster
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Natural Disaster or Power Outage.

Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Water may not be safe to drink, clean with, or bathe in after an emergency. This fact sheet offers guidance to help you make sure water and food are safe to use. For information on using Well Water after a disaster, see the CDC's Disaster Safety.

Taking these simple steps can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being, and that of your loved ones. We urge you to start today.

Would you or someone you love need special help during a disaster?

  • You should sign up in the Disaster Registry if you would:
  • Need outside help to safely leave your home during a disaster
  • Be in jeopardy if you stayed in your home, without assistance for three days
  • Need special notification about the need for evacuation, due to impairment? For more information or to sign up Disaster Registry, Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.