Prepare for a Disaster

Emergency Information
During an emergency, having the correct information will help you and your family stay secure. Listen to your radio for instructions from your local Emergency Management Officials.

  • Weather Radio
  • Georgia Emergency Alert System Stations
Assembling and Storing a Disaster Supply Kit

You can cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supply Kit. After disaster strikes, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, you and your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

Preparing Your Kit

  • Review the checklist and other information from the FEMA Ready.Gov Web Site as well as this website.
  • Gather the supplies from the list
  • Place the supplies you’re apt to need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. These supplies are listed with an asterisk (*)

Coastal Evacuation Routes

Although Richmond County does not lie in a coastal region subject to hurricane damage, it is important to know the state evacuation routes. More information on these routes can be found on the Georgia DOT Hurricane Information website.
The Georgia DOT TravelSmart site also includes information on traffic and emergencies.