Resource to Help You Prepare for an Emergency
Department of Homeland Security Ready Campaign
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.
- stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
- make a family emergency plan and
- build an emergency supply kit, and
- get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.
- Active Shooter
- Extreme Heat
- Home Fires
- Household Chemical Emergencies
- Power Outages
- Severe Weather
- Snowstorms & Extreme Cold
- Thunderstorms & Lightning
Make sure to take the time to review each of these emergency situation to help you handle an emergency quickly.
- get prepared for a disaster
- stay informed of adverse weather conditions,
- information on recovering after a disaster
- and ways to get involved or donate when an emergency arises.
Medical and Functional Needs Registry
If county officials announce a hurricane or other emergency evacuation warning, they may ask you to leave your home as soon as possible to be safe. Local officials advise leaving only if they truly believe your location is in danger. It is important to follow their instructions as soon as possible. Situations change quickly, road may become blocked and the storm can worsen, preventing your safe evacuation.
An Primary Severe Weather Evacuation Routes for Currituck County map has been created in English and Spanish to help guide you during your evacuation.