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PREPAREDNESS

The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management does a lot of planning and practicing year round to ensure the County is ready to respond to a variety of emergency situations, but there is absolutely nothing that can take the place of personal readiness.

Being “ready” means being able to stay or go on a moment’s notice. A recent survey of county residents revealed that 40% have done nothing to prepare to shelter themselves in their homes for any length of time and 21% responded that they have done nothing to prepare for an evacuation.

Preparedness is as simple as . . .

1. Have a Household Disaster Plan

Develope a disaster plan with your family to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency

2. Have an Emergency Supply Kit

Keep enough supplies in your home to survive on your own for up to 10 days and check your kit every three months.

3. Have a "Go" Bag

Every family member should pack a collection of items that may be needed in the event of an evacuation. A "Go" bag should be easily accessible and ready to go at all times of the year

Print our "Ready Maricopa!" preparedness brochure for a complete listing of items in each and a wallet card for your plan: Ready Maricopa! - English
Listo Maricopa! - Espanol

Visit Ready.gov for additional information on preparedness:

Other Resources:

Is your cell phone registered for the Community Emergency Notification System (Reverse 911)?
CENS Brochure - English
CENS Brochure - Espanol

 


   
 

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