Civic Ready is a program offered through the Republic website to allow citizens to sign-up for emergency weather-related notifications that are important for your safety in times of an emergency. You may also sign up to receive Local Emergency Alerts, such as road closures. By registering your address, you will receive a text, voice mail or email when weather alerts are issued for your area.
Share this page with your family, friends and colleagues. Take the time to sign-up below for these important alerts that will serve you well in times of an emergency.
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Being prepared means being informed. The more information you have before, during and after an emergency the better the odds of a positive outcome. Understanding the different types of emergencies and knowing what to do will also improve the likelihood of a positive outcome.
We've created this site to inform you of the different types of emergencies, to help you make a plan and to provide you information to assist you in building a kit to have with you should an emergency arise.
Being caught unprepared and having little knowledge of what to do next can only make a bad situation worse. While it's not most people's favorite thing to think about, planning and preparing for the worse is the best way to improve your odds of a positive outcome.
A well rounded plan includes
How to be ready for any situation
- Preparing a kit of essential items
- What to do in the event of a disaster or emergency
- Learning the emergency places of places you frequent such as place of work, schools, daycares and shopping centers
For more tips on how to prepare, visit the Missouri State Emergency Agency at sema.dps.mo.gov.
A "Kit" is simply a collection of items you may need in an emergency. It may be necessary to have more than one kit such as one for home and one this is more mobile or easy to carry. It's best to build your kit well in advance of any event and have it on standby in a place that's easily accessible.
It's possible that you will have to survive on your own following an emergency. It could take a considerable amount of time before emergency or rescue officials will be able to reach out. And it's possible that basic services such as electricity and water won't be available.
Having a kit containing your own food and water with enough quantity of each to last at least 72 hours is advised. Supplies such as medicines, flashlights and tools are important as well.