Emergency Preparedness

Now is the perfect time to start learning more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family from, and to deal with, natural and man-made disasters. Since 2004, September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The goal is to encourage residents to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and in the community. In order to deal with, and recover from, emergencies such as hurricanes, power outages, bioterrorism, and possible public health pandemics, residents and businesses need to develop plans to prepare before disaster strikes. The Town of Orleans has developed and implemented its own public health emergency plans using the Department of Public Health guidelines. To assist you and your family in preparing your own emergency plans, please access the following links: