Emergency Preparedness Information
It is important to prepare for emergency and disasters before they strike. Volunteer Tennessee encourages you to take these six steps to become better prepared. Click on each link to learn more.
- Be Informed
- Make an Emergency Plan
- Build an Emergency Kit
- Practice the Plan with Your Family
- Get Involved
- Reduce Future Disaster Damage
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground and can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. Unfortunately, they can happen year-round, anywhere, and at any time of the day or night, even in wintertime.
Here are some safety tips and artile links to help you be more prepared in the case of a tornado.
Earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere. You can identify potential dangers in your home by conducting an earthquake hazard hunt. Knowledge of these issues and actions can help mitigate them. When an earthquake strikes, remember to:
3. Hold On
More resources on earthquake safety can be found here.
Anytime is the right time to get prepared for severe weather potential and have a safety plan ready to go before heading out. The National Weather Service has numerous tips and links with information about severe weather events, including severe winds, winter storms, and flooding.