It’s not a matter of if disaster strikes, but when. And when it does, will you be READY? Door County is not immune to emergencies and disaster situations. By following the three easy steps below, you can better prepare yourself and your family for emergencies.
Start developing a plan by bringing your family together to discuss potential hazards. Identify the different kinds of disasters that are possible in your area. Talk about how you will respond to them if you are at home, at school, at work, or out of town.
While local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, it may not be possible for them to reach everyone right away. It could take hours, or even days, for assistance to reach you.
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephone may be cut off for days, weeks, or longer. You may also need to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Being able to take essential items with you quickly is important, since you may not have the opportunity to shop or search for supplies.
That’s why it’s important to develop fully-stocked disaster supply kits for your home and vehicle. They should include all the items you may need if you are stuck at home for a few days or need to just grab them and get out of the area. Having a disaster kit ready to go can make dealing with an emergency or disaster much easier, and ensure your family has what it needs to stay safe.
Wisconsin faces a wide range of threats, both natural and man-made. It’s important to be aware of the potential disasters that could strike the areas where you live or visit, along with how you can find and receive emergency information when a threat is present.