Emergency Management

Being Prepared in an Emergency

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to ensuring the safety and readiness of all the citizens of Montgomery County. Take the time to read this information and prepare yourself and family in the event of an emergency.

The information presented here has been compiled from sources such as FEMA and the American Red Cross and can be very helpful in preparing for (and recovering from) an emergency or disaster.

Staying Informed
The first step to preparedness is making sure you've got all the correct information about the emergency or disaster, especially if it's local and affecting Montgomery County. The best way to do that is to sign up for our notification system, ReadyMontco.

Guidelines & Fact Sheets

When it comes to emergencies and disasters, the three most important steps you need to take are to Be Informed, Make a Plan, and Build a Kit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled an extensive set of resources for each of these steps.

Be Informed
Make a Plan
Build A Kit
Family Communications Basic Disaster Supplies
Emergency Alerts Plans for Infants & Children Where to Store Your Disaster Supply Kit
Plans for Animals & Pets
Shelter - Leaving Your Home
Plans for Seniors
Shelter - Staying at Home
Plans for Individuals with Access & Functional Needs
Emergency Food Pack (Sample Menu)

Citizen Preparedness Guides