The City of Worcester Emergency Management Division utilizes resources from the Department of Homeland Security's Ready campaign. Ready is a national public service effort designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
Know what disasters could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Check out the related links to learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.
Learn more about disasters, emergency alerts, evacuations, and other emergency preparedness resources at Ready.gov
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you'll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan?
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.
Learn more about making an emergency preparedness plan at Ready.gov
There are many ways to get involved before and after a disaster occurs. Learn more about organizations taking action in Worcester.
Learn more about how to get involved and take action before and after an emergency at Ready.gov
Disasters affect everyone. And so it takes everyone - youth, parents, and community members - to help prepare.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Other resources include:
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency ensures the state is prepared to withstand, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.
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