Disaster has occurred - how do you stay safe?

If you have not been ordered to evacuate, you will want to stay in a safe area during any type of natural disaster. Be sure you have access to your survival kit in case you are in an emergency that lasts several days. 

Here is what you need to do:

  • Listen to your portable radio for important updates and instructions from local authorities.
    Remember to have a battery-powered radio in your survival kit.
  • Take shelter during the disaster.
    Go to a safe area such as an interior room, closet or downstairs bathroom.
  • If power is lost, use a generator with caution.
    Make sure conditions are safe before operating a portable generator. Only operate it outside — away from windows, doors or vents.
  • Stay in your safe area until the danger has passed.
    Resist the temptation to check on your property until you are sure it is safe to do so.


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