Staying Informed

Information is crucial in an emergency, offering you details about the event and advice that can help to save your life. Many of us rely on television, radio and the internet for news sources. However, as some emergencies can disrupt electricity or communications' devices, you should discover alternative means for staying informed.

Staying informed also requires a means for letting others know that you are safe. Identify at least one contact outside of our area as your designated contact. In some major events, it may be easier to communicate through those in other counties or states than it will be to talk to neighbors. This out-of-town contact will enable family members and friends to connect even when traditional networks are down.