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Preparedness Education for Vulnerable Populations

People experiencing homelessness or potentially facing housing insecurity are among those whom first responders are especially concerned about when severe weather occurs.

For Kids!

Educational Materials

Extreme Cold

City street winter storm

Cold Kills!

The ProblemKnow the Signs

  • Shivering

  • Mild confusion

  • Cold to the touch

  • Slurred speech

The SolutionTake Action

  • Seek shelter/get out of the cold

  • Seek warmth

  • Wear layers of warm, dry clothing

  • Drink fluids and eat food

Fact Sheet

Extreme Heat

Man outside sweating

Heat Kills!

The ProblemKnow the Signs

  • Headache

  • Profuse sweating

  • Dizziness/confusion

  • Weakness/drowsiness

The Solution - Take Action

  • Seek shade (outside) or air conditioning (inside)

  • Drink fluids (water is ideal)

  • Wear lightweight and loose clothing 

  • Rest

Fact Sheet

Extreme Flooding

Flooding over a street

Turn around, don’t drown!®

The ProblemKnow the Signs

  • Flooded roadways and walkways

  • Extreme rain and/or swift moving water

  • Becoming stranded or trapped

  • Drowning/being swept away

The SolutionTake Action

  • Don’t drive or walk through a flooded area or standing water
  • Pay attention to the Weather Service and alerts
  • Follow evacuation route signs or move to higher ground
  • Don’t enter swift moving water

Fact Sheet

Extreme Winds

Trees in high winds

High Winds Spell Danger!

The Problem  Know the Signs

  • See/hear wind gusts

  • Trees swaying

  • Sheets of rain/snow

  • Thunder and lightning

The Solution  Take Action

  • Seek shelter inside

  • Don’t go outside

  • Avoid downed wires

  • Stay away from trees (limbs may fall!)

Fact Sheet