First, download our new Community Emergency Preparedness Workbook & Guidelines (3 MB .pdf). This brochure is full of information about our risks, what supplies you should keep stocked in your home, and how to develop a disaster plan for your family. Hard copies of this brochure are also available by calling us at (734) 973-4900.
Second, have a portable, battery powered AM/FM radio, flashlight, and plenty of spare batteries. Know your local Emergency Alert System broadcast stations. In Washtenaw County, they are WEMU at 89.1 FM, WWWW at 102.9 FM, WQKL at 107.1 FM, WTKA at 1050 AM and WLBY at 1290 AM. Always depend on these local stations to provide you with real-time emergency information for the Washtenaw County community. Metro Detroit broadcasters are not required to provide, and often don't provide, emergency information for Washtenaw County residents.
Third, if having electric power is extremely important to you, consider having a qualified electrician install an emergency generator... before a disaster strikes. Finding and installing a generator during an emergency is difficult and it can be extremely dangerous!