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Family Emergency Preparedness

To be prepared you must take action. Learn more about hazards that can affect your community and ways you can take action to prepare and participate. Some of the major hazards potentially impacting employees are earthquakes and hurricanes.

Find out about additional hazards at: American Red Cross – How to Prepare for Emergencies

Access Alerts and Warnings

Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps, and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts.

Be smart and prepare yourself by receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events. Encourage family members or your co-workers to sign up to stay informed.

Download some of these recommended apps for your iPhone or Android device to stay up-to-date on important hazard information:

  • FEMA: Provides localized emergency information.
  • Red Cross: Provides earthquake, first aid, pet care and more.
  • Weather: Find information from NOAA, The Weather Channel and more.

Opt-in/Sign-up Text and Email Systems

Many jurisdictions have opt-in public alert and warning systems. An opt-in system means you must sign up to receive the alert. Once you have signed up, officials in your area can send you text or email messages about local emergencies. Most opt-in systems allow subscribers to choose the devices that receive alerts as well as the types of alerts.

To find out about alerts available in your area, do an internet search with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.” From there, you can visit websites for your local emergency management or public safety office. Additionally, you can contact these offices by telephone.


A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

Learn how to customize kits to accommodate babies and children, pets, workplace needs, and items for your car.

Helpful Links for Preparing

Who We Are

The Enterprise Business Continuity Incident Management team is responsible for developing and maintaining viable emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs that helps ensure the bank and its employees are prepared to respond to, and recover from, all natural and man-made disasters.


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