Additional Resources

Emergency Alerts

Sign up for ReadyMontco, your official source for notifications about emergencies, severe weather, crime alerts, and disasters in Montgomery County.

Power Outages

Power outages at any time of the year can exacerbate the effects of a severe weather event. Learn how to stay safe when the lights go out.

Build an Emergency Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Learn how to create and maintain a disaster supplies kit.


Taking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Learn about the differences between Mass Care Shelters and Sheltering-In-Place.


In certain disasters, evacuation may be required to protect you and your family. Learn how to be prepared for an evacuation when the skies are blue and how to leave when it becomes necessary.


Following a disaster, power outages and flooding can render perishable, refrigerated, and/or unsealed foods unusable and make meal preparation difficult. Learn how to stay safe while keeping your family fed.


Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Learn how to stay safe while keeping your family hydrated.

Car Safety

Severe weather can cause significant danger to travelers out on the road. Learn how to keep your car or truck ready for any type of disaster.

Pets and Animals

Remember, during a disaster, what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.

Vulnerable Populations

Disasters may be particularly difficult for Seniors and Individuals with Access and Functional Needs. Learn how to prepare yourself for the unknown.