- Emergency Management
- Emergency Preparedness
The terrorist attacks against the United States have left each one of us asking the question,
How can our families and our community better prepare in the case of an emergency?
City of Coweta Emergency Preparedness Guide
The City of Coweta Emergency Preparedness Guide was written for Coweta residents by the Coweta Public Works Department and will help you and your family to better prepare for all types of emergencies ranging from tornadoes to bioterrorism events. It offers advice on how to make an emergency plan, put together a preparedness kit, and gives basic information on what to do before, during, and after any public emergency.
Although we cannot always prevent emergencies, there are many things we can do to be better prepared as individuals, families, and as a community. I ask that all Coweta residents take a moment and read this guide. I also encourage you to assist others, such as senior citizens and others in need, to help them to be better prepared for an emergency. I hope you find this Emergency Preparedness Guide helpful.
This section contains some basic information about disasters and tips on emergency preparedness. It will help you and your families to make an Emergency Plan, put together an Emergency Kit, and learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster. This guide will also give you some tips on how to know when there is an emergency, information about different types of disasters that could happen in the Coweta area and advice on how you can stay safe if and when they do.
Basic Survival Tips if Your Power Goes Out
Read the steps to follow if your power goes out.
General Rules of Thumb
If an emergency or disaster happens, there are a few things you should do right away.
How You Will Know When a Disaster Happens
There are different ways that you will find out that an emergency or disaster is happening.
If Food Supplies Are Low
Healthy people can survive for a long time on half of what they would usually eat, and without any food at all for many days.
Make an Emergency Plan
Talk with your family about why and how you need to prepare for disaster emergencies and discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen and what to do in each case.
Preparing an Emergency Kit
Preparing an Emergency kit ahead of time can save you time in case you must leave home quickly or go without power or water for a while.
Staying Healthy & Safe After a Disaster
Recovery continues even days or months after a disaster as you and your family face the emotional and psychological effects of the event.
What to Do for Different Types of Disasters
See specialized information about how to respond to different types of disasters.
What to Do Until Help Arrives
Learn about basic first aid steps to take if someone with you is sick or hurt.