Disaster / Emergency Preparedness

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Your "one stop shop" for preparedness information in Orange County!

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

OC Alerts is the public alert and warning system for Orange County. All Orange County residents are encouraged to sign up for OC Alerts to get important public safety messages!

Click the image below to register for OC Alerts or visit ocalertsnc.com

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General Preparedness Information

CPR / First Aid Courses

Orange County Emergency Services has partnered with South Orange Rescue Squad, who provides free CPR and First Aid classes to the community. View more information regarding the types of classes.

Orange County Multilingual Preparedness Graphics

thumb_TURN AROUND DONT DROWN 1344X950 Opens in new windowTurn Around, Don't Drown! Graphic:
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbFLOOD WATCH WARNING 1344X950 Opens in new windowFlood Watch vs. Flood Warning Graphic:
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbPOWER OUTAGE 1344X950 Opens in new windowIs Your Power Out? Graphic:
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumb_PREPARE FOR STRONG WINDS 1344X950 english Opens in new windowPrepare for Strong Winds Before They Happen Graphic (Thunderstorm Version):
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbPREPARE FOR HURRICANE WINDS 1344X950 english Opens in new windowPrepare for Strong Winds Before They Happen Graphic (Hurricane Version):
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbNON-EMERGENCY REPORTS 1344X950 english Opens in new windowReport Non-Emergency Storm Damage Graphic (Summer Version):
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG- Coming Soon!
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbNON-EMERGENCY REPORTS-winter 1344X950 english Opens in new windowReport Non-Emergency Storm Damage Graphic (Winter Version):
English: PDF or PNG
Spanish: PDF or PNG
Chinese: PDF or PNG
Karen: PDF or PNG- Coming Soon!
Burmese: PDF or PNG
Text Only: PDF
thumbFROZEN PIPES 1344X950 Opens in new windowTips to Avoid Frozen Pipes Graphic:
English: PDF or PNG

These graphics are also available for download here: https://orangecountynccommunityrelations.zenfoliosite.com/multilingual-severe-weather-graphics

Have an idea for a severe weather emergency preparedness graphic? Email Kristin Prelipp.

Orange County Emergency Preparedness Videos

Preparedness Screenshot

Information on preparing for different types of disasters and what to expect from disaster response, available in multiple languages.