Personal Emergency Preparedness

What You Should Do

Picture of fire trucks responding to emergency.

Monroe County citizens should always be prepared for emergencies—in the same manner they would under circumstances such as severe winter weather or a power outage.

Every year Monroe County’s EOC (Emergency Operations Center) joins with the American Red Cross in announcing emergency preparedness suggestions. The general message centers on maintaining normal home necessities to last about three days. Taking preparatory action ahead of time can help you and your family exert a measure of control over any unexpected emergency. You may find helpful tips about preparing for the unexpected by visiting the American Red Cross website.

Whatever the situation, there are steps everyone, young or old, can take to be prepared; steps that can help during any emergency. Here are a few preparedness suggestions:

  • Create a family emergency communications plan.
  • Establish a meeting place.
  • Assemble a disaster kit (includes special needs like medicine, first aid, radio, blankets, etc.).
  • Know you child’s school emergency plan.
  • Know what to do if an emergency does strike, (listen to radio and television emergency stations, follow directions of emergency officials, etc.).

Helpful Online Information

Picture of first responders at scene.

  print this page    email this page    back to top

About MonroeCounty.gov · Accessibility and Standards · RSS News Feed
Disclaimer and Privacy Policy · Non-Discrimination Policy

Official Site of Monroe County, New York. Copyright © 2017 Monroe County. All Rights Reserved.
Comments or suggestions? Please e-mail the MonroeCounty.gov webmaster.