Emergencies happen quickly and without warning. While first responders are there to help, they are not always able to provide immediate assistance to everyone. You can make a difference in your community by mobilizing your Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) when an incident occurs to save lives and protect property. Start by recruiting and organizing your CERT volunteers before an emergency happens so you are better prepared to act.
Are you interested in being prepared for disaster? Check out this virtual workshop which focuses on getting your important paperwork prepared.
Check out the article on having to shelter in place while at work and not being able to go home. Having a small kit at work in this situation is a great idea.
Survival Sullivan has a great article on FEMA recommended items needed during survival. These are items we should have on hand and ready to go. What items do you have in your kit that are essential? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This video covers that basics of radios and how they work and how they can be used in disaster situations.
The National Weather Service will be releasing a new radar viewer webpage for access to NEXRAD and TDWR Radar data. The new radar webpage (currently found at preview-radar.weather.gov) will replace the current page on or about Dec. 16, 2020. Through Dec. 15, the new webpage will run in parallel with the current one, in order to allow users the necessary time to transition to learning the new interactive radar webpage.
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.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad. In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behind an effort to make our society less violent, more just and more peaceful. But instead, we have seen a tremendous explosion of violence and lawlessness that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. Violent crime rates are surging in major city after major city, and the 4th of July weekend was particularly bad. At least 41 people were hit by gunfire in New York City during the holiday weekend, and this continues a trend that we have seen throughout the first half of 2020.
Midland County Central Dispatch issued an advisory Tuesday, May 19 noting a structural failure of the dam on the Tittabawassee River, advising people not to call 911 unless they are unable to evacuate.
There is an increasing number of COVID19 testing sites across our state. Below, We have included multiple links to assist you in finding a testing site near you. Also, Michigan COVID 19 Test Finder offered through Michigan.gov is a good resource to find testing sites.