In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored. Imagine that you have no electricity, gas, water nor telephone or emergency services. What will you do until help arrives?
Some emergencies may require that you leave your home and travel to an emergency shelter. The City has a list of shelter sites appropriate for various types of disasters. Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations for information on when sheltering or evacuation is necessary.
Get your daily Providence weather outlook, seven-day and hourly forecasts and links to the Doppler Radar straight from the source. Keep track of the weather at our Online Weather Center powered by Weather Bug.
How would you stay in touch with your loved ones if Providence experienced a natural disaster or other emergency? SafetyMaps.org is a free online tool that helps you plan for this situation. You can use it to choose a safe meeting place, print a customized map and share it with your loved ones.
Get important information about keeping yourself, your family and business prepared and up-to-date with the latest facts. PEMA's online resource center provides a comprehensive list of national and local resources that you can use to stay informed.
The Readiness Quotient – or RQ – is a first-of-its-kind tool designed to help you determine and evaluate your readiness. See how you stack up against the national average and learn specific steps you can take to better prepare yourself, your family and your community.