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Emergency Preparedness

It’s not a question of if, but when.

Do What You Can Now

If another disaster strikes, will you be ready? How will your family cope?

COVID-19 taught us resilience. But resilience isn’t enough to see us through any myriad of disasters that can strike at any moment. Get details on how to plan.

Don’t Delay

Get Ready

Your local, state, and federal agencies will work to help citizens in the case of an emergency, but it may take time.

Since 911, a strong effort has been made to ensure that everyone knows the importance of being individually prepared. For example, it is recommended that each family have sufficient food, water, and other supplies to last at least 72 hours.

The possibility of disasters like tornadoes, ice storms, power outages, floods, and medical emergencies are very real. The COVID-19 global pandemic is one case in point.

This section offers resources and other helpful information to help you and your loved ones get ready.

Quick Links:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Emergency Response and Terrorism
Missouri Homeland Security
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
American Red Cross
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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