Whether the cause of an emergency is natural or man-made, being caught unprepared during a disaster can make it hard to keep yourself and your family safe.
One key step to preparedness is knowing what hazards you are likely to face where you live. In Jackson County some of the potential hazards are:
Signing up to receive local emergency alerts and weather warnings is a great way to know what may impact you and your family. See our instructions on how to
When you know what you may face, the next step is to determine what plans and supplies you might need as well as the actions you would take if any of these events occur. Ask yourself the following questions:
While it is hard to be prepared for every event, you can think through what you may need to do and how to do it beforehand and take steps to be prepared.
There are many resources available that help with making emergency plans and can help you learn skills you may need during a disaster. Here are two guides edited to include Jackson County specific information.