Flash floods happen quickly. Learn how you can prepare in advance.
According to the National Weather Service, the causes of flash flooding include heavy rain, ice, debris jams, and levee or dam failure. These floods exhibit a rapid rise of water over low-lying areas. In some cases, flooding may even occur away from where heavy rain initially fell.
Follow these tips from Ready.gov to make sure you, your family, and your home prepare for a flash flood:
For more flood safety information, download the How to Prepare for a Flood guide.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 1:35 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Extreme heat often results in the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related disasters. Be prepared to beat the heat during beach days, barbecues, concerts, and other outdoor activities.
Before your next summer event, review the warning signs of heat-related illness on the Ready.gov/heat page.
Be prepared to help yourself and others by knowing the signs of heat-related illness and how to respond:
Signs of Heat Exhaustion
What You Should Do:
Signs of Heat Stroke
What You Should Do:
Find more information on extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat.
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Get ready for National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September. You can use the month to focus on your preparedness efforts for disasters and emergencies that affect where you live, work, and visit.
The 2018 theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” The NPM social media toolkitprovides graphics, hashtags, and content that can be customized to your needs. In addition to the theme for the month, the weekly themes highlight different preparedness actions.
Help promote preparedness this September with NPM’s web content and weekly themes:
Visit www.ready.gov/september for all the NPM materials.
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 11:07 AM
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Earth EX invites you to take part in the first worldwide severe power outage exercise.
Anyone, any group, or any nation can join this exercise. It requires no preparation. It costs nothing. It works in any time zone and you can begin anytime on August 22.
This event gives organizations a chance to test executive and operational decisions. It will help individuals, families, and community groups with basic preparations and planning.
Take the time to learn, share information, and improve your plans.
Learn more or register for Earth EX 2018 at: https://eiscouncil.org/
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 11:03 AM
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Get involved with your community by participating in the 35th annual National Night Out.
Communities all across the country will hold events on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Neighborhoods will host block parties, festivals, and parades. The campaign brings police and neighbors together. It serves as an effort to build a stronger community.
Make your neighborhood stronger by helping it prepare for a disaster. Attend your local National Night Out event. While there, find out how to join a local program like:
Visit ready.gov/volunteer for more ways to help your neighborhood.
How is your community participating?
Posted by Lloyd Colston at 10:57 AM
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