Community Preparedness

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We're committed to being a prepared community which means planning ahead.

In a major disaster like a tornado, our citizens need to be able to be on their own for two to five days.

During day-to-day operations of emergency services we are used to response times of minutes. In a major disaster, emergency services will be overwhelmed and responses will be prioritized, which may mean no one will be in your neighborhood for days. Therefore, you need to prepare to take care of yourself, your family and your business.

Atchison County Emergency Management has a comprehensive emergency management plan which outlines how the County, in cooperation with the City, will respond to a disaster or emergency. Does your family have an emergency plan?

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Where will your family be when disaster strikes? They could be anywhere ... at work ... at school ... in the car. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe?

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It 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? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone right away.

Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and a personal responsibility.
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