Personal Preparedness

Make a Disaster Supply Kit

It is import for each individual and family to have a disaster supply kit prepared, before an emergency occurs. Each kit should contain enough supplies for 72-96 hours. A disaster supply kit includes the following six basic items: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special needs items.

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

Get a Disaster Plan

Disasters can strike at any time and without any warning. Residents of Alachua County face a host of hazards, both natural and technological. By the time an emergency occurs, it is often too late to begin preparing. After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Your family should be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives. It is recommended that everyone have a family disaster plan and a disaster supply kit with enough supplies for 72-96 hours.

Planning Resources for Individuals and Families:
  • Get A Plan - Florida Division of Emergency Management
Resources for Older Americans
Resources for Individuals with a Disability
Resources for Pet Owners
Resources for Farmers and Ranchers
Resources for Kids
Resources for Businesses
Protecting your Home

Register to Receive Emergency Notifications

Enroll to be notified by the local emergency response agencies in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Notification systems include AlertAlachua and a special notification system, AHAS, for individuals with sensory impairments. Click here to register and learn more about Alachua County’s emergency notification systems.

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