Are You Prepared?

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Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and in any form. Will you be prepared?


What is the definition of prepare?

1: to make ready beforehand for some purpose or use
2: to work out the details of
3: to put together
4: to put into written form


 

 

 

What Are Some of the Different Types of Emergencies?

  • Tropical storms
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornados
  • Severe weather
  • Flooding
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Technological events
  • Man-made events
  • Gas line explosions
  • Multiple casualty events
  • Freeze warnings
  • Oil spills or other environmental emergencies
  • Homeland security

 

 

 

What Kind of Emergency Supplies Should I Have?

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Seven (7) day per person emergency supplies include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Seven (7) gallons of water;
  • Non-perishable food and utensils;
  • Change of clothing and footwear;
  • A blanket or sleeping bag;
  • First aid kit;
  • Flashlight and extra batteries;
  • Hygiene materials;
  • Medication;
  • Extra pair of glasses;
  • Important family documents in a waterproof container;
  • Emergency cash or traveler's checks.

Click on the links below for printable checklists to help you prepare.

What About Filling My Prescription Medications?

Preparedness Information

  1. Families: Information to Get Ready
  2. Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
  3. Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors
  4. Special Needs Registry
  5. Just for Kids
  6. 20 Weeks to Preparedness

Families: Information to Get Ready

Families: Information to Get Ready

The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well - trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must ... read more about Families: Information to Get Ready

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

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 ... read more about Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of ... read more about Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

Special Needs Registry

Special Needs Registry

The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist residents of Manatee County who will require transportation or sheltering assistance when the citizen is notified to evacuate their residence because of a storm. read more about Special Needs Registry

Just for Kids

Just for Kids

A preparedness page for kids and the kids in all of us. Games, activities, stories and links. read more about Just for Kids

20 Weeks to Preparedness

20 Weeks to Preparedness

Creating a complete disaster kit does not have to be a hit to your wallet all at once. Picking up a handful of items during weekly shopping trips will help you build your disaster kit in no time. read more about 20 Weeks to Preparedness