It is important to know what types of emergencies are likely to affect your areas. Be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances and make every effort to follow instructions received from authorities on the scene; however, it may be critical to act even in the absence of instructions from authorities. Above all, stay calm, be patient and think before you act. With these simple preparations, you can be ready for the unexpected.
It is important to stay informed about the events that are occurring around you. Sometimes a disaster may occur when you are in bed asleep, or when you are at work in the middle of the day. One way to stay informed 24/7/365 is with the Red Cross Emergency! App. Once you know an event is occurring, keep informed by monitoring a NOAA Radio, local emergency management social media, and other local news outlets.
Different places in Montana may have a greater risk to different hazards than others. Read more to learn what your significant hazards are.