Prepare Yourself

This is a short video explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved. ( / FEMA)


From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this website provides emergency preparedness guidance and explains specific threats and response.

This federal website provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster. Get the latest news on declared disasters and locate resources in your community that can help you move forward after a disaster. Also available in Spanish.

The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.

From the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (NC DCCPS), the Ready North Carolina campaign provides North Carolinians with the information you need to prepare for all types of emergencies.

Your Local Emergency Management

Please visit the website of your county’s local emergency management agency: