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Illustration of Pedro the penguin packing an emergency supply kit with water, a radio, canned food, and a piggy bank.
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Thunderstorms & Lightning

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Learn what to do before, during and after.
A woman wearing a mask being vaccinated by a masked medical professional.

Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone 12 and older who wants one. Find a vaccine near you today and schedule an appointment.
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Flooding

If you approach a flooded road or walkway, follow this rule: turn around, don't drown!
Illustration of Pedro the penguin packing an emergency supply kit.

Prepare with Pedro

New languages of Prepare with Pedro are now available, just in time for hurricane season.
A boy drinking from a water fountain

Extreme Heat

Drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits.
A satellite photograph of a hurricane over the Caribbean Ocean about to make landfall over Central America

Hurricanes

Prepare for hurricanes now. Know where to go if asked to evacuate quickly and how you and your family will get there.
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Wildfires

If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate on short notice.
A sunflower dying from lack of water.

Drought

During a drought, learn to make conserving water a part of your daily life.
An older couple gets their dog ready for an emergency with an emergency supply kit.

Pet Preparedness

Don’t forget pets when planning for emergencies. Prepare now.
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Emergency Alerts

Wireless emergency alerts allow officials to provide the public with life-saving information quickly.
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Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the right items.
A woman leading her two children in making emergency plans and working through a checklist

Make a Plan

Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it.
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Attacks in Public Places

Mass attacks are when assailants use weapons or even a car to cause mass casualties. Take steps to prepare and protect yourself and others.

Last Updated: 06/21/2021