Emergency Preparedness

Disasters are very common in Central Pennsylvania.  There are many things that you should be prepared for.  Sometimes there is only a short period of time to reach safety when you are notified of a potential disaster.  Natural disasters can happen at any time and require planning and knowledge on your part to help keep your family and yourself out of harms way.  Here are some disaster preparedness tips that may help you.  

 
Stay Prepared with an
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
 

 
What to have in your
Emergency Supply Kit


Types of Disasters
The Following information is provided solely by FEMA via the READY.GOV website


Natural Disasters

 

 drought parched earth.

Droughts

 

 A house cracked and broken from earthquake damage

Earthquakes

 

 View of a dead tree and fence row in a summer sunset.

Extreme Heat

 

 Flood waters rising in a neighborhood of houses

Floods

             

 Hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico seen from space.

Hurricanes

 

 Aerial view of a land slide down a mountain with earth covering

Landslides & Debris Flow

 

 A weeping willow and swampy region in a blustery storm.

Severe Weather

 

 solar flare in space

Solar Weather

             

 Lightning storm at night

Thunderstorms & Lighting

 

 A tornado funnel cloud

Tornadoes

 

 Helicopter spreading water over a forest fire.

Wildfires

 

 A neighborhood street covered 3 foot deep in snow

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold


Technical & Accidental Hazards


 blackouts - flashlight viewed in the dark

Blackouts

 

 Red Hazardous Materials Symbol

Hazardous Materials Incidents

 

 Chemicals are found everywhere and they can be harmful if used unsafely or released improperly.

Household Chemical Emergencies

 

 Nuclear Power Plant Image

Nuclear Power Plants


 Terrorist Hazards


 Biological Threats - Gloved hand with culture in a Petri dish.

Biological Threats

 

 Chemical Threat - Close up view of chemistry lab equipment

Chemical Threats

 

 Cyber Attack - Hands writing notes from a laptop computer screen.

Cyber Attack

 

 Explosions - Destroyed building by explosion

Explosions

             

 Nuclear blast mushroom cloud seen from a high atmosphere vantage point.

Nuclear Blast

 

 Radiological Dispersion Device - Caution Radiation Hazard symbol

Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)

       

Additional information