The most important element for a quicker, more efficient recovery of a community from a disaster is the preparedness of its citizens.

 

Can you answer the following questions?

 

Could you survive in your home, without leaving or receiving supplies, for at least three days?

 

Does everyone in your household know how to get out of the home and where to go if there is an emergency during the day? The middle of the night?

 

Would you know what to do if you were asked to “Shelter in Place” by a first responder?

 

Do you know where you would go if you were required to evacuate your home?

 

Do you know the location your children will be taken if their school is evacuated?

 

Do you have enough cash in your home to purchase the items you may need during a prolonged power outage during which there is no access to ATMs or Debit/Credit transactions?

 

How will your pets be cared for during an emergency?

 

Are you properly insured for all risks posed to your home and property?

 

Do you have a way to receive emergency alerts if television and cell phone service are not available?

 

 

 

 

An emergency is not the time to be trying to answer these questions for the first time. Access the following links and resources for ways you can be prepared. Remember: Be Prepared- Build a Kit - Stay Informed.

 

www.ready.gov

 

www.weather.gov

 

www.weathersafety.ohio.gov

 

www.redcross.org

 

www.ready.ohio.gov

 

http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/americasprepareathon

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions about emergency preparedness or planning in your household, please contact us.

Be Prepared!

Current announcements from the EMA

 

                                         Siren Test : Test occur on the last Monday of each month at 12 noon. 

Mitigation Plan Update

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is currently looking at updating the Vinton County Mitigation Plan. We would like to have your input into this process by offering the ability to place information into the upcoming plan. If you would like to have input inton this plan please read over the 2016 plan then eithier email what you would like to see changed to:ema@vintonco.com or you can send me your thoughts on changes at Vinton County EMA 106 S.Market Street McArthur,