Emergency Information

How Safe Is Your Home?

The following quiz will examine your level of preparation and help you plan for your safety.

  1. Do you have a NOAA Weather Radio or other battery operated means of monitoring news and
    weather?
    YES - NO
  2. Do you have a family disaster or emergency plan that includes two possible evacuation routs and
    alternative lodging arrangements?
    YES - NO
  3. Have you created a Disaster/Emergency Survival Kit?
    YES - NO
  4. Do you know how to turn off utilities including water, power and gas?
    YES - NO
  5. Is your house number visible to firefighters, law enforcement, and other emergency workers?
    YES - NO
  6. Is your driveway accessible to emergency vehicles (adequate clearance on the sides and
    overhead, no tight turns)?
    YES - NO
  7. Is there turn around space?
    YES - NO
  8. Do you have a system or plan for how to cover windows and doors in the advent of a disaster or
    emergency?
    YES - NO
  9. Do you have a way to cover or reinforce your garage door?
    YES - NO
  10. Are all storage sheds and other outbuildings securely anchored, either to a permanent
    foundation or with straps and ground anchors?
    YES - NO
  11. Are lawn furniture, children's toys, gardening tools, and trash cans stored away from stairs and
    exits?
    YES - NO
  12. Do you have a secure place to store lawn furniture, toys, outside potted plants, trash cans and
    other items that could be picked up by high winds and become projectiles?
    YES - NO
  13. Have you cleaned leaves and debris off the roof, out of the gutters, and away from air
    conditioning units?
    YES - NO

Information courtesy of:

Building Disaster Resistant Neighborhoods
Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross