It's not a matter of if disaster strikes, but when. And when it does, will you be ready? Saukville is not immune to emergencies and disaster situations. By taking some simple steps you can prepare yourself, your family and your place of business for emergencies.
Saukville is not immune from disasters. In fact, severe thunderstorms, wind storms, flooding, and tornadoes have done millions of dollars of damage to both the private and public sector. We also travel more than ever before, to areas impacted by hazards that we may not be at risk of near our homes. Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
Some of the basic protective actions are similar for multiple hazards. For example, safety is necessary when experiencing all hazards, whether this means sheltering or evacuating depends on the specific emergency. Developing a family communications plan or making an emergency supply kit are the same for accidental emergencies, natural disasters and also terrorism. However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that should impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.
Before a disaster, learn how you will know there is an impending hazardous event. Familiarize yourself with the signs of events that come without warning and know the local advance alerts and warnings and how you will receive them. Learning what to do in different situations and developing and customizing your plans for your local hazards, the locations frequented by members of your household, and the specific needs of household members including animals will help you reduce the impact of disasters and may save lives and prevent injuries.