Protects against the impacts of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters
on the people, property, environment and economy of Union County
through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
STEP 1: What could happen?
Find out what disasters could happen in your area during each season. Ask about your community’s warning system.
STEP 2: Prepare a Disaster Plan
Discuss with your family what disasters could happen and what to do in them. Pick a meeting place in case you need to evacuate.
STEP 3: Post emergency phone numbers, teach everyone in the house about 911 and how to use it
Learn and show everyone in the house how and when to shut off the water, gas and electricity main switches. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home.
STEP 4: Practice your plan
Conduct fire and evacuation drills, test your smoke detector monthly, and change the batteries when you set your clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall.