Disaster Advice

What to Do to Protect Yourself

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime. They can happen to you. In an emergency situation, it is vital to think clearly and react quickly. If an emergency occurs, it is essential for you to know what to do. The time to find this out is before an emergency happens.

Once an emergency occurs, do not panic.  Emergency information will be broadcast on the Emergency Alert System, on local radio and television stations, the NOAA weather radio and the Cable Interrupt System.  But in an emergency, it is up to you to determine what action is appropriate.

FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PDF).