Be Informed

Steps to Preparedness:

1. Get a Kit | 2. Make a Plan | 3. Be Informed

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

Hurricane Tracking Map for the National Hurricane Center

However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn more about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond to them.

In addition, learn about the emergency plans that have been established in Barnstable County by your local and state government. Thoroughly review this site, and contact the BCREPC for any additional information you need. Comprehensive information is available on a wide range of emergency preparedness subjects and services in this region that can supplement your family emergency plans.

Emergency preparedness encompasses an “All Hazards” approach. We must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

More information on staying informed at times of emergency and disaster.

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