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.
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.