A disaster can strike anytime.  Are you prepared to take care of you and your family for 72 hours?

 For example, in a winter storm or in extreme cold, be sure to:
  • listen to your local radio, television or weather station for updated reports and emergency information
  • eat regularly and drink ample fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • avoid overexertion when shovelling snow; overexertion can bring on heart attack which is a major cause of death in the winter months. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside
  • watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia

Getting prepared is easy!  We have broken the process down into 12 small steps. Complete one step a month, and by the end of the year, you and your family will be better prepared to handle an emergency.  Another way to get prepared is to know the potential hazards in your community.  Wildfire, summer or winter storms, tornadoes, power outages, chemical releases, railway accidents, flooding and pandemics could affect Mackenzie County.