Citizen Preparedness

Citizen Preparedness

As you know, you are responsible to protect yourself and your family. To prepare for an emergency, every citizen and family in Stillwater should establish a personal and family disaster plan.

Six Steps

Here are the six steps that you and your family should take right now to prepare:

  • Decide where your family will regroup and how your family will make contact after a disaster. (Assume cell phones will not work.)

  • Make sure you know how to turn off the water and other utilities at your home and at work.

  • For each person in your home, stock up on at least three gallons of water, at least a three-day's supply of non-perishable food, and a manual (non-electric) can opener.

  • Also have on hand (1) a flashlight, (2) a portable radio, (3) extra batteries and (4) a first-aid kit.

  • Keep your gas tank as full as possible at all times.

  • Read and take action on Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) online publication Are You Ready?

Disastrous events in the U.S. and around the world provide all the proof we need; it is prudent for you and your family to make provisions beyond FEMA's recommended Basic Disaster Supply Kit.

We also recommend that you have a NOAA All Hazards Radio.

How to prepare for these natural disasters