The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management does a lot of planning
and practicing year round to ensure the County is ready to respond to
a variety of emergency situations, but there is absolutely nothing that
can take the place of personal readiness. Being “ready” means
being able to stay or go on a moment’s notice. Officials say this
is easily done, but very few people actually take the time to do it. A
recent survey of county residents revealed that 40% have done nothing
to prepare to shelter themselves in their homes for any length of time
and 67% responded that they have done nothing to prepare for an evacuation.
Preparedness is as simple as . . .
Print our preparedness Brochure for a complete listing
of items in each and a wallet card for your plan.
Visit Ready.gov for
additional information on preparedness