Stamford's local emergency services exist to provide professional help in an emergency situation. However, in the case of a disaster or weather emergency, the impact of the disaster may quickly outpace the resources available to them, making it difficult to give help to everyone who might need it. Therefore, every household should make a plan in advance that details how to stay together, and how to survive safely on their own for the first three days following the disaster.
Be prepared to assess the situation, use common sense and use whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones.
- Think about the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places you frequent.
- Develop a plan for each of these locales and for special circumstances.
- Make sure every member of your family knows these plans well, so they know how to be prepared for a disaster and know what to do well in advance.
- Figure out whether you should shelter-in-place or evacuate for each possible likely hazard.
- Consider receiving disaster training.
This site will guide you in making plans for your family and pets, as well as specialized plans for if you are at work, school or in a high rise building at the time of the disaster.