Your ability to access, understand, and use reliable information in an emergency is important to protecting your health and safety. Take action before a disaster to find timely and trustworthy sources of information, and to identify “the helpers” (e.g., individuals, volunteers, and/or service organizations) in your community.
- Know before you go:
- Your vaccination history
- CDC travel notices
- Designated evacuation zones and routes
- The local weather forecast and the difference between a watch and a warningexternal icon
- The local air quality forecast
- Sign up to receive local emergency alerts and notifications, where available.
- Turn on the Wireless Emergency Alertsexternal icon feature on your smartphone.
- Parents: Ask your child’s school or daycare for a copy of their emergency evacuation, parent communication, and family reunification plans.