A good Communications Plan and appropriate Supplies are necessary to cope and respond effectively to any emergency or disaster situation. Also, many scenarios will require one or more common response actions: Evacuate/Escape, Shelter (ie: severe weather), Shelter In Place (ie: chemical emergency), or Lock Down (ie: active shooter). As you address emergency preparedness at home, work, or school, keep those common elements in mind. Also, don't forget to address the Special Needs of infants, elderly, those requiring medications, and other special populations.
Summer Weather Preparedness Week is April 25-29. Click on the link to review severe summer weather preparedness information provided by the National Weather Service. Additional Summer Weather informational links are provided below under "Local Hazards / Topics of Interest"