Cedar County EMA

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness


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Are You Prepared?

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance. The key to preparedness is having a plan.

  • Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster
  • Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team
  • Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen
  • Plan what to do in each type of disaster
  • Discuss what to do in an evacuation
  • Plan how to take care of your pets
  • Create a disaster checklist
  • Practice and maintain your plan
  • Assemble a disaster kit

 If Disaster Strikes

  • Remain calm and patient
  • Put your plan into action
  • Check for injuries
  • Listen to your battery powered radio for news and instructions
  • Evacuate if advised to do so
  • Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Check for damage in your home
  • You wrote a plan, remember to use it

Business and Industry Emergency Preparedness

Ensure that your business can survive disaster. 

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Preparedness for your Family

Having a family disaster plan can make a world of difference if (and when) disaster strikes. 

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Preparedness for Kids!

Lots of Preparedness and Education Activities, just for kids... and those who are kids at heart!

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Winter Weather Preparedness

Living in Iowa, we definitely see a lot of different winter weather. Click on the link below to find out more about being prepared for this challenging season!

Winter Weather

Severe Weather Preparedness

From lightning to tornadoes, thunderstorms to floods, Cedar County sees it all. Click on the link below for severe weather tips and tools

Severe weather