Many incidents can trigger emergency situations that escalate into disasters, some with little to no advance notice.
At the end of 2012, the personnel and families at Naval Weapons Station Earle weathered Superstorm Sandy as well as a severe winter storm that followed closely on its heels, dumping 8-10 inches of snow.
"We had storm surge that damaged the pier complex and over 700 trees had come down around the installation," stated Joe Eppolito, Director Emergency Management NWS Earle.
"After the storm, we were without power for over two weeks," said LT Silva.
Many hazards, such as power outages or disease breakouts, can happen anywhere, at any time. You should be familiar with the types of hazards that could occur within your community such as flooding, severe winter weather, a tornado, or a volcanic eruption. It also is important to understand how you will receive notifications, warnings, and other important information if something happens.
The navigation links under Be Informed provide detailed information to help you and your family be informed and stay informed before, during, and after a range of emergency incidents. Also note the reproducible fact sheets available as PDF files on the various emergency actions you may be directed to take.