Being prepared for an emergency on Cape Cod and the Islands presents a unique set of challenges. Use the information on this website to help prepare your home, business, school, pets and community as a whole.
Preparation is the key to success when recovering from an emergency. In order to prepare your home follow these three steps:
- Get a Kit – Gather the supplies you will need after a disaster.
- Make a Plan – Make sure everyone is on the same page.
- Be Informed – Know what you’re up against.
Prepare your School: A disaster can strike at any time, including when you or your loved ones are attending school. It important to prepare for this chain of events and have a plan to follow in order to keep everyone safe and accounted for.
Prepare your Business: According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year. It is essential to have a business continuity plan in place so your business doesn’t become a casualty of disaster.
Prepare your Pets: For many people, their pets are a part of their family. Plan ahead to make sure they never get left behind during a disaster.
Hazard Preparedness: There are multiple hazards that Cape Cod is suseceptible to. Understand and prepare for these local hazards in order to stay safe year round.
Downloadable Preparedness Documents:
- Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum
- Cape Cod Emergency Preparedness Handbook
- Town of Barnstable 2010 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
- The Small Business Association Disaster Recovery
- Business Continuity Toolkit
- ready.gov Business Continuity Plans
- Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards
- Family Preparedness
- Elder Preparedness
- Pet Preparedness