Preparedness Empowers You

It saves lives, property, and time.

Emergencies happen, often with little or no notice. By taking action beforehand you can be prepared for any emergency.

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Navy family who experienced Superstorm Sandy stays informed on the Ready Navy website. 130808-N-ZZ999-001
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Over 700 trees aboard NWS Earle were downed by Superstorm Sandy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Cuaron/Released) 121106-N-QP268-008

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 linksĀ under Be InformedĀ 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.

Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

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