Prepare ~ Plan ~ Stay Informed
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This simple, easy, and free program will enable public safety authorities to notify you via phone, cell phone, or email of major emergencies in your area.
READYColorado can help you make a plan for you and your loved ones.
What you should know in an emergency
The forces of nature can devastate a community, whether tornadoes, storms, blizzards, or wildfires; all of these can create a natural disaster. Other types of disasters can include communicable diseases, terrorist threats or other life threatening emergencies.
If a disaster occurs, local government and disaster-relief organizations have plans in place to assist citizens. However, these agencies can become overwhelmed during severe disasters and it’s wise for you to have a plan to care for yourself and your family.
What you can expect during a disaster?
- Interruptions in utility services (electricity, telephone, heat, water supply)
- Explosions, fires and hazardous waste are serious threats to safety
- Civil unrest
- Limited availability, if at all, to purchase food or gasoline
What you can do
Knowledge is your best defense! Stay informed by registering your phone, cell phone, or email address for emergency alerts at weld911alert.com. You’ll be alerted anytime there is a major emergency in your area.
Emergency planning and disaster supplies
Assemble a disaster supply kit before disaster strikes. READYColorado has guides to help you make your kit.
Keep fuel in your car if evacuation seems likely. Gas stations may be closed during emergencies. Know when to evacuate and where to go.
You will need to listen to authorities on the timeline to evacuate, if they give you time to gather some of your belongings and pack them in your car. You should remember to pack up financial documents, prescriptions, family photos, and other items of personal value. Make sure you have someplace to take the family animals.
Be sure everyone in your household knows where to find shelter from all hazards that affect your area.
In case of emergency stay tuned to the following for information regarding evacuation and shelter locations
Animals in Disaster
With the exception of service animals, pets are generally not permitted in emergency shelters for health reasons. Keep this in mind as you are making your plan.
Take steps to ensure your home and household are safe from the potential effects of disasters like floods, tornadoes, high winds, and wild fires. These measure can be implemented before a disaster occurs.
Recovering From Disaster
After an emergency, continue to listen for news on where to get help from disaster relief organizations and government agencies