For more information on building a diaster kit, go to ready.gov by clicking the logo below.
Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan. Depending upon the nature of the emergency and your circumstances, one of the first important decisions is whether to stay where you are or evacuate. You should understand and plan for both possibilities.
When an emergency strikes Anderson County Emergency Services will work to put out important information to the public. One method of getting information out quickly is to notify radio and TV broadcasts outlets in our region as well as other media. Depending on the type of emergency there are some cases where you might hear a special siren, or even get a telephone call via our reverse notification system.
Anderson County Emergency Services also pushes out information via text messaging, as well as on social media sites such as Twitter™, and Facebook™. In rare circumstances, volunteers and emergency workers may go door-to-door to provide vital information.
There are actions that should be taken before, during and after an event that are unique to each hazard. Identify the hazards that have happened or could happen in your area and plan for the unique actions for each. Local Emergency management offices can help identify the hazards in your area and outline the local plans and recommendations for each. Share the hazard-specific information with family members and include pertinent materials in your family disaster plan.
For more information on making your own plan we invite you to visit ready.gov. Click on the logo below to be taken to their site. On their site you will find everything you need to make your own effective plan to be prepared for any type of distaster or emergency.
Whatever one chooses to call it — disaster planning, emergency preparedness, or business continuity (and experts note that there are differences) — the goals are ultimately the same: to get an organization back up and running in the event of an interruption.
The problem causing the interruption could be one computer crashing or an entire network failing. Or it could be an electrical outage or the result of a terrorist activity or severe weather. Regardless of the cause, the goal is to have some contingency plans in the event of a problem. A disaster recovery plan exists to preserve the organization so that it can continue to offer its services. Sadly, many organizations simply do not have a plan.
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Tornadoes can also interrupt utility service, and cause extensive damage, injury, and even death. What would your family do if your neighborhood was impacted by such a storm?