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Disasters and emergencies can affect anyone at anytime. Do you have the plans and supplies in place to help withstand the first three to five days after a disaster? 

Here are three steps that each individual, family and business should take to prepare for an emergency:

1. Make a Plan – Determine how you will contact your family, and get back together, if you are separated during an emergency. Be sure to identify what you will do in various situations. More information is available at

2. Assemble a Kit – An emergency kit should contain basic supplies to help you withstand a disaster. It’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.

3. Stay Informed – The most convenient way to stay up-to-date about local emergencies is to register for emergency alerts from your local jurisdiction. You'll received important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major emergency, in addition to weather and traffic alerts if you want them. Get more details and register for alerts at