Emergency Preparedness InformationEmergency Preparedness begins at your own home or business. The following links have been provided to help you and your family prepare for an emergency.
Emergency KitsEmergency Management (EM) recommends that every household maintain emergency kits with food, water, and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours after an emergency. In rural communities like Caroline it his highly likely that electrical power and other utilities will be out for extended periods. Your supply kit should be designed to help you manage during such outages.
These links may be helpful in developing your emergency kits for your home, cars, and businesses:
Evacuation & ShelterDepending on the emergency, local officials may recommend sheltering in place as opposed to evacuation. These links provide more information about these procedures:
Business ContinuityPreparedness information for businesses may be found on the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Website.
Radiological PreparednessResidents in the extreme western portion of Caroline County fall within the designated 10 mile emergency protective zone of the North Anna Nuclear Power Station. Although the risk is very low, the County regularly plans for and drills for radiological emergencies. These links provide additional information on what to do in the event of a plant emergency:
- Ready.gov - Nuclear Power Plants
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management - Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies