Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year, leaving behind lasting effects on people and property. After a disaster, many others in your community need help as well. For this reason, local first responders and other assistance may not be able to reach you right away. You and your family can take simple steps now to prepare for emergencies. By doing so, you take back control—even in the uncertainty of disaster.
Below are a list of resources to help you and/or your family prepare for a disaster.
Disaster Distress Helpline
TN Recovery Project
Lightening is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. To learn more on how to prepare and stay safe during thunderstorms and lightening click here.
A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. To learn more on how to prepare and stay safe during a power outage click here.
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. To learn more on how to prepare and stay safe during floods click here.
Disasters & Emergencies
Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Learn more at Ready.gov
Resources to Help
Prepare. Relive. Recover.
Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
Emergency Medical Service (EMS)