Johnson County Emergency Management emphasizing emergency preparedness with 30 Days, 30 Ways campaign
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.
View the full list of daily 30 Days, 30 Ways topics below, and help keep our community prepared this National Preparedness Month and beyond.
- Set preparedness goals
- Sign up for emergency alerts
- Download the FEMA app
- Know the various hazards we face in Johnson County
- Make an emergency plan
- Discuss your plan with your family
- Practice your plan
- Update your list of contacts and phone numbers
- Have a family fire drill and tornado drill
- Test your smoke and CO detectors
- Learn how to use a fire extinguisher
- Build a basic emergency kit with items at home
- Review insurance coverages / consider flood insurance
- Create a home inventory
- Print, save and safeguard important documents
- Make an evacuation plan
- Start building an emergency cash supply
- Prepare for your pets
- Be prepared at a low cost
- Prepare for emergencies when you’re not home
- Prepare kids for emergencies
- What to do the first 72 hours after an emergency
- Preparedness for older adults and caregivers
- Prepare with functional and access needs
- Be prepared within your vehicle
- Prepare a go bag
- Learn how to turn off water and gas supply at home
- Learn where to get information from trusted sources
- Apartment and rental preparedness
- Be prepared: Pass it on