Emergency Planning

Get Connected.

In an emergency: Post your status to Facebook to let friends and family know you are safe.
In an emergency: Post about yourself and your area. Use #ReadyStoughton to include them in the crowdsourced emergency feed.
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In an emergency: Access your documents remotely in case you can't get home. Know that there is a safe copy in the cloud.

Make a Plan.

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance.
  • How will you will get to a safe place?
  • How will you will contact one another?
  • How will you will get back together?
Training to consider:Plans to consider:Know your Shelters:


After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. These websites are designed to help make that communication easier.

Emergency Kits

Take Action – Complete Your Emergency Kit. Your emergency kit contains basic items you and your family may need if an emergency happens. When a disaster hits, your family will depend on you. Take the first step towards getting ready to take care of yourself and your family: prepare an emergency kit. At a minimum, plan to have at least a 3-day supply, of food, water and medicine.

It is important to remember to review the content of your kit on a regular basis. Some items can expire – like bottled water. Taking action means checking your kit and exchanging these items for fresh supplies. You can always use supplies to swap out before they expire for lunch or dinner.

Click here, to download the SEMA recommended supply list.


  • Food
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Water


  • Cash
  • Cellphone Charger
  • Sleeping Bags or Blankets
  • Tools
  • Warm Clothes and Sturdy Shoes
  • Weather Radio


  • Prescriptions
  • Snacks
  • Personal Documents (ID's & important contact information)
  • Personal Hygeine


  • Children's Toys
  • Pet Items

Come Together.

Emergencies are opportunities to work together and support those around you. Sharing a meal, book, or phone charger are even more meaningful in the days after an emergency than before. What items would you share with friends and neighbors?  Grill?  Beverage? Board Games?