Following the announcement of a Winter Weather Watch for Austin for later this week, the City of Austin is sharing information on how households can best
Ensuring households are prepared to protect themselves and their loved ones is the best way to have a big impact on the community’s safety and recovery in a crisis.
As part of the City’s Ready Central Texas campaign, households are being urged to keep enough critical supplies and resources at home to be self-sufficient for seven days.
“Preparing for disasters is an essential activity for everyone,” said Juan Ortiz, Director for the City of Austin’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Preparing does not have to happen all at once. Take simple steps to acquire and identify supplies you and your family currently own and will need during a disaster. If you need to purchase things, you can do that over time. We need as many people to prepare as possible so the City of Austin can help those who cannot prepare.”
Build an Emergency Kit
Make sure to include pets when assembling the kits supplies.
Start with the basics and add to the kit as you are able. Make a list and understand the unique needs of family members and take those into account when building your kit.
An example of a starter kit is below and versions in other languages are available here
Know your Neighbors
Links for reliable sources to stay informed when disaster strikes:
Emergency Preparedness Resources
Cold Weather Tips from Austin Water
Power Outage Safety Tips from Austin Energy
Flood Safety Resources
Small Business Preparedness Resources
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Households Encouraged to Prepare for Weather Events and Other Disasters
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