In the event of a natural or man-made emergency, the city will attempt to contact you through a reverse 9-1-1 system.
The following information can help residents in preparing for any type of emergency:
• Keep a three-day disaster supply kit with essential non-perishable food, water (one gallon per person, per day), first-aid supplies, battery powered or hand crank radio, flashlight, manual can opener, plastic and duct tape, filter masks, tools, emergency supplies, clothing and bedding.
• Don’t forget to grab medication and important documents once a disaster or emergency strikes.
• This kit should be kept in a designated place and be ready to "grab and go" in case you have to leave your home quickly.
• Make sure all household members know where the kit is kept.
• Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supply kit in one or two easy-to carry containers such as an unused small trash can, camping backpack or duffel bag.
• Have additional supplies for shelter or home confinement for up to two weeks.
• You should also keep a disaster supply kit where you work.
• A kit of emergency supplies (including food, water, flares and jumper cables) should be kept in your car.
• Remember to change stored water and non-perishable food supplies every six months.
• Develop a family communications plan. If you aren’t together when a disaster or emergency happens, determine how you would get in touch or where you would meet.
• Create a plan to get away. Choose several locations where you and your family might go in the event of an evacuation.