Emergency Management News

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prepare for Dry Weather with a New Wildfire Animation #OKfire


Wildfire Preparedness Animation
Watch a fun, new animation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to learn about wildfire preparedness. The video illustrates what you should do before, during, and after a wildfire. Watch it now!

We encourage you to also spread the message wildfire preparedness on your website or social media accounts by sharing this new animation:

For more information on wildfire preparedness, visit the Prepareathon website. You may also find additional hazard-specific animations on FEMA’s YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Flood Animation to Help You Stay Dry


Flood Preparedness Animation
Learn flood preparedness with this fun, new video. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a 90-second animation that illustrates what you should do before, during, and after a flood. Watch it today!

Before a flood, learn about your home’s flood risk and consider flood insurance. We encourage you to also spread the message of flood preparedness on your website or social media accounts by sharing this new animation:

For more information on flood preparedness, visit the Prepareathon website. You may also find additional hazard-specific animations on FEMA’s YouTube Channel. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer Power Outage Preparedness

Summer Power Outage Preparedness
Beat the heat during the summer months and take steps to prepare for extreme heat. Summertime heatwaves often cause power outages that can affect your neighborhood.

Learning to prepare for power outages this summer is easy and the Ready Campaign offers the following tips:
  • Make sure you have alternative charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power.
  • Learn about the emergency plans in your area and visit your State’s website to locate the closest cooling center.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, and include food, water, prescription medicines, flashlight, batteries, hearing aid batteries, cash, copies of important financial documents, and first aid supplies.
  • Be prepared to stay cool if the power is off for a long time by going to a movie theater, shopping mall, or library that has air conditioning.

For more information on these and other tips regarding preparing for power outages this summer, visit www.ready.gov/power-outages