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BE INFORMED

  • STAY


    It’s best

    to stay where you are in certain emergencies

  • EMERGENCY


    SIRENS

    may not always be heard indoors

  • RADIO


    ALTERNATE ROUTES

    often announced in cases of highway closures or accidents

  • WHERE


    PLAN MULTIPLE

    escape routes in case one is dangerous

EMERGENCY\n NOTIFICATION\n SYSTEMs


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NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio (NWR):
  • Listen for emergency information.
Emergency Alert System (EAS):
  • Tune into WBAP 820AM radio for instructions.
Broadcasts:
  • Watch for emergency interruptions and tune into local news stations.
  • Check local government pages and follow news media on social media sites. Double check information for reliability.
Emergency Telephone Notification:
  • Check with your local Emergency Management office to see if they have a telephone notification system in place and how it will be utilized.
  • Many police departments offer text alert services for public threat or danger.
  • Encourage college-aged family members to register for campus text or other emergency notification systems.
  • Check the app store on your phone: weather and local news channel apps often have options for notification and access to live news coverage.
Outdoor Warning System:
  • Sirens may be used for all-hazard notifications.
  • Go indoors when sirens are sounded.
  • Tune into local news and radio programs to understand the nature of the emergency.
  • Note: outdoor sirens may not be heard from indoors.
Highway Messaging:
  • Look for emergency information on highway message boards.
  • Radio often announces alternate routes in cases of highway closures or accidents that shut down a freeway.
  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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