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Disaster Information

Disaster Information


  • Register yourself or a family member with the 2-1-1 special assistance registry if you will need transportation out of your area. (2-1-1 is not an emergency number to call during a storm – you must pre-register for evacuation transportation.)
  • Organize your personal information.
  • Generate a complete list of your medications, dosages & times to be taken.
  • Create an evacuation plan with family and friends.

A Disaster Plan checklist.


  • Listen to the radio or TV; stay updated if there is a storm.
  • Gather insurance papers, birth certificates, social security cards, and any important files and place them in plastic, Ziplock bags.
  • Fill your gas tank and charge your mobile phone.
  • Connect with your family and friends about plans to evacuate.
  • Don’t forget about your pet!
  • Contact 2-1-1 or local authorities about shelters and transportation.
  • Get a map of your route. Identify gas stations/restaurants on your route.
  • Leave town with time to spare.


  • Stay calm, and try to be patient.
  • Identify yourself to shelter staff as a person who needs support and explain the support you need.
  • Take responsibility for yourself.


  • Wait until it is safe to return.
  • Contact your family and friends. (Cell phone texting may be available instead of regular phone use.)
  • Check to see if your service providers are available and don’t go home until there is: electricity, gas, water, food, trash, emergency and other health services.
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