What to do in an emergency

Learn what to do before, during and after an emergency and who does what in an emergency situation.

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Before an emergency

You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours during an emergency.

During an emergency

During an emergency, you may not have time to make alternative plans. You may also not be aware of who to listen to for instructions.

After an emergency

These are general instructions that apply to many emergencies, but not every situation is the same.

Who does what in an emergency?

When it comes to emergency preparedness and emergency management, we all have a role to play.

Using 9-1-1

Prepare your family for an emergency before it happens by teaching children how to properly use 9-1-1. Learn how to practice for an emergency.

Helping kids prepare for emergencies

Make sure your kids are ready to deal with emergencies. Get tips on how to teach them about natural disasters, and what to do if they happen.

Helping kids cope when emergencies happen

Children depend on their parents to take care of them, especially in an emergency. Get tips on how to help your children feel secure, and how to handle stressful situations.

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