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Important steps to take immediately after an emergency occurs.

Emergencies create confusion and stress. That’s why it’s important to have a plan and practice it before an emergency happens. The following steps will help you and your household members respond quickly.

  • 1. Check on members of your household, family, and neighbors
  • 2. If there is glass and fallen debris, protect your head, hands and feet
  • 3. If necessary, shut off gas and water lines
  • 4. Check electrical circuit breakers
  • 5. Place a paper on your front door that says “Help” to let your neighbors know if you need help
  • 6. If necessary go to your family/neighborhood evacuation site
  • 7. Stay informed