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  • Be Ready for a Heat Wave - Heat can affect anyone. It is more likely to affect the young, the elderly, and people with health problems. Be prepared for heat emergencies by following the suggestions and checklists in this file.
  • Be Ready for a Thunderstorm - While thunderstorms may seem a mundane weather occurrence, they can be very dangerous. Be prepared for the worst.
  • Be Ready for a Tornado - Forget the notion that twisters only happen in the Midwest. Tornadoes have been reported in every state. Be prepared by having various family members discuss and finalize your tornado safety checklist.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention - In the event there is carbon monoxide build up, would you be able to recognize the symptoms?
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program - Should you or a member of your family need assistance in case of an emergency evacuation, the Town has developed a form for you to fill out to request assistance from emergency personnel.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist - The next time an emergency strikes you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. This checklist will help you get started.
  • Fact Sheet on Shelter-in-Place - Shelter-in-Place means selecting a small, interior room with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. This precaution is aimed to keep you safe while indoors. Follow the instructions provided in this fact sheet.
  • Food and Water in an Emergency - If disaster strikes your community, you may be without access to food and water for an extended period of time. This file provides some instructions for planning for such an event.
  • Guide to Earthquake Safety - Many people would be amazed but earthquakes are not unique to the west coast of the US. Know what to do.
  • Guide to Home Chemical Safety - Many chemicals are present in the average household. Learn some basic tips to ensure safety in your home.
  • Immobile People’s Checklist - If you or a family member is immobile, planning for a disaster may save their lives. This file helps you organize your plan.
  • Personal Workplace Survival Checklist - The next time disaster strikes you may not have much time to act and quite likely you will be at your place of work. Have a plan in place to cope with disaster.
  • Preparing for a Winter Storm - A major winter storm can trap people at home, without utilities or other services. With the help of this file develop your family's winter storm specific plan.
  • Readiness in Case of Fire - Having a plan in place just may save lives of your family.
  • Terrorism – Preparing for the Unexpected - Finding out what can happen is the first step. Once you have determined the possibilities, it is important to discuss them with your family and develop a disaster plan together.
  • Your Family’s Disaster Plan - Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can and do cope with emergencies. Follow the steps listed in this file to create your family's disaster plan and Disaster Supplies Kit. Knowing what to do is your best protection.