Be Prepared for a Storm

  1. Plan Ahead, Be Prepared
  2. Emergency operating Plan

Be Prepared

After our experiences with major storms causing extended power outages for many, we have learned that disasters do and will happen here. How prepared are you for another event? 

Now is the time to prepare for a disaster, and the most important part of preparedness is to have a family disaster plan. Your plan should definitely include what your family and you will do if you lose electricity for a week or more. If your home is supplied by well water, have a plan for a place to go or consider buying a generator.

Essential Needs to Assemble a Disaster Plan

  • Clothing and bedding (one change of clothing per person, one blanket per person)
  • Disaster supply kit (updated every six months)
  • First aid kit
  • Food (a three day supply of non-perishable food per person)
  • Special items:
    • Baby items
    • Cash
    • Credit card
    • Extra set of keys
    • Eyeglasses
    • Important family documents
    • Medications
  • Tools and supplies (such as flashlight, batteries, battery-powered radio)
  • Water (one gallon of water per person per day)

For More Information

More detailed information and suggestions can be found at the following websites: