Johnson County Emergency Management emphasizing emergency preparedness with 30 Days, 30 Ways campaign

Emergency planning paperwork on a desk

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johnson County Emergency Management is making sure Johnson County residents are prepared for all types of emergency situations.

Emergency Management is providing education throughout September with its 30 Days, 30 Ways campaign, with daily tips to help you prep for emergencies. These tips – from creating an emergency plan to practicing emergency drills – can help you stay safe in the case of an emergency, such as a tornado, flood, power outage or fire.

Emergency Management will be sharing preparedness tips daily on its social media channels. Stay in the know on all things preparedness by following Johnson County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter, and follow the hashtag #JoCoPrepared to find the latest information.

It’s important that you and your family are ready to respond when an emergency occurs, and this involves careful planning and preparation. These actions are vital in the event of a disaster, whether you need to evacuate or shelter in place:

  • Create and discuss a household emergency plan
  • Create an emergency kit with essential items to last, at minimum, the first 72 hours
  • Have multiple ways of receiving emergency notifications

The county maintains the outdoor warning system but emphasizes that it’s only one part of a comprehensive warning system. Signing up for NotifyJoCo, Johnson County’s mass notification system activated during emergencies, and using NOAA weather radios and local media can also help you stay informed.

You can find additional preparedness information from Johnson County Emergency Management at, as well as through FEMA at

View the full list of daily 30 Days, 30 Ways topics below, and help keep our community prepared this National Preparedness Month and beyond.

  1. Set preparedness goals
  2. Sign up for emergency alerts
  3. Download the FEMA app
  4. Know the various hazards we face in Johnson County
  5. Make an emergency plan
  6. Discuss your plan with your family
  7. Practice your plan
  8. Update your list of contacts and phone numbers
  9. Have a family fire drill and tornado drill
  10. Test your smoke and CO detectors
  11. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher
  12. Build a basic emergency kit with items at home
  13. Review insurance coverages / consider flood insurance
  14. Create a home inventory
  15. Print, save and safeguard important documents
  16. Make an evacuation plan
  17. Start building an emergency cash supply
  18. Prepare for your pets
  19. Be prepared at a low cost
  20. Prepare for emergencies when you’re not home
  21. Prepare kids for emergencies
  22. What to do the first 72 hours after an emergency
  23. Preparedness for older adults and caregivers
  24. Prepare with functional and access needs
  25. Be prepared within your vehicle
  26. Prepare a go bag
  27. Learn how to turn off water and gas supply at home
  28. Learn where to get information from trusted sources
  29. Apartment and rental preparedness
  30. Be prepared: Pass it on
Emergency Services