Prepare Now!

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Disaster can strike at any time and without warning. Preparing for an event now will help you and your family when one does occur. There are three steps to the preparedness process:Are you ready photo

  1. Get a Kit  
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Stay Informed

Natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and windstorms affect thousands of people every year. Technological & Accidental Hazards include hazards such as nuclear power plant failures and hazardous materials incidents.Recognizing possible hazards that could affect your area and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take the appropriate steps to prepare beforehand and assist you in recovery after the event.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an emergency kit and developing a emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However, each emergency is unique and knowing specific actions to take for each threat may change the way you prepare for them. By learning about these  threats, you can preparing yourself to react to an emergency whether you are home, in your vehicle, or at work. Click on a link below to learn more!

While not all of the hazards listed above have the potential to affect Hillsboro residents, it is important to learn about and prepare for different types of weather when traveling to areas that experience different conditions, such as the coast or mid-west.