Practical Ways of Becoming Prepared for any Disaster
FEMA's Ready Campaign has developed plans that families can use to become more resilient when faced with a disaster affecting their homes.
When preparing your home, the Ready Campaign recommends you take three steps:
- Get an Emergency Kit
- Make a Family Emergency Plan
- Be Informed about the risks in your area and their appropriate responses.
To prepare at home, you should:
- Have a sufficient quantity of food, water, and other supplies to last you and your family at least three days. Your kit should also include a first-aid kit, flashlight, and other unique family needs.
- Practice home escape routes and communications plans with attention to elderly or disabled family members and pets.
- Identify a point of contact who can communicate among separated family members. During an emergency, it may be easier to make a long distance phone call than across town, so an out of town contact may be best.
- Learn what the common disasters and action plans are for your town or city.
2020 Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Overview
What is this?
The City developed and regularly updates a Hazard Mitigation Plan that outlines the risks of natural disasters in the City and strategies to mitigate these hazards.
Why do we care?
An approved Plan allows the City to remain eligible for FEMA and other grant funding in an event of a natural disaster.
Where can I read the plan?
Draft plan is found here. The draft plan is organized into a Reference Acronyms Guide and 9 Sections. Sections 1-4 introduces the plan goals, planning process, city profile, and city hazards assessment. Sections 5-8 outlines each hazard: Coastal Erosion and Bluff Failure Hazards, Drought and Extreme Heat Hazards, Thunderstorm: Severe Weather and Flooding Hazards, and Winter Storms and Extreme Cold Hazards. Section 9 outlines the mitigation strategies the City of Superior and UW-Superior will use to prepare and respond to natural hazards.
Provide any comments to the plan organizers Leeza and Diane.
Current City of Superior Hazard Mitigation Plan (Updated 2015)
FEMA approved this multi-jurisdictional Plan that addresses the natural hazards that pose the greatest risk to residents and critical infrastructure. Click on the Plan sections below to view each chapter.