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Reporting A Disaster


To report a disaster event call 911. Examples of a disaster event include:

  • Severe thunderstorms or tornadoes causing damages
  • Accidents involving common carriers where multiple fatalities or injuries occur
  • Earthquake causing damages
  • Large fires or hazardous materials accidents
  • Any event requiring a multi-jurisdictional response

When in doubt, report it.

Please include the following information if possible:

  • Location: where are you exactly?
  • Event: what caused the event?
  • Casualties: are there any confirmed deaths/injuries? If so, how many?
  • Access: can the location be accessed by emergency responders? If so, how?
  • Damages: what damages do you see?
  • Actions: what actions are being taken at the scene?

Please print a copy of this and keep it by your phone.