General Preparedness

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EFD_Ready EvanstonThe City of Evanston has the potential for hazards; natural (earthquakes, severe weather, floods tornado etc.) and threats; man-made (cyber-attacks, acts of terrorism etc.). It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will face one of these emergencies.

Planning for emergencies ahead of time will help you be better prepared to deal with the emergency when it happens.  What kind of emergencies can you face where you live, where you work, where you go to school, where you go for fun?  Where will you or your family be when the emergency happens?  Sit down as a family and talk about these things, have a game plan ahead of time.

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off?

Plan today, don't wait for tomorrow!