Get Prepared

The vulnerability of Baltimore’s residents to the impacts of potential natural hazards can be reduced. First, be informed! Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency, and know how to receive and understand Baltimore’s emergency warning system alerts.

Sit down with your loved ones and get prepared! [Source: Ready.gov]
Sit down with your loved ones and get prepared! [Source: Ready.gov]

You should be prepared, generally, for any hazard, but also know how to react to different hazards. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan — are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.

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