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This page contains information on disaster preparedness for Douglas County, Kansas.

General Disaster Information


Douglas County has always been susceptible to several kinds of weather-related disasters including thunderstorms & lightning, floods & flash floods, and of course tornadoes. A newer threat for Douglas County, and the nation, is Homeland Security. These pages offers important information about causes, variations, preparation, and much more. To find out more about each type of disaster, please click on the links below.

Disaster Preparedness Information


Disaster preparedness is always important in preparing families and individuals for shocking weather-related events in Douglas County, Kansas. To find out more about how you and/or your family can prepare for such events, please click on each publication title.

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Disaster Preparedness Handbook
This page contains the Disaster Preparedness Handbook for the Emergency Management Department of Douglas County, Kansas.

Emergency Preparedness Checklist
This page contains detailed information about the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Emergency Preparedness Checklist.

Weather Radios
This page contains detailed information about NOAA Weather Radio.

Internal Forms & Documents



Be Ready Sunday Flyer (PDF format)
This document contains the 'Be Ready Sunday Flyer', which contains preparedness information for area congregations.

Disaster Relief Checklist (PDF format)
Created by the Kansas Insurance Commissioner's Office, this document contains a very helpful list of instructions on how individuals and families should proceed after property losses due to storms and other natural disasters.

Power Outages (PDF format)
Created by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and The American Red Cross, this is a Thunderstorms & Lightning Readyness Guide which includes information about how to prepare a thunderstorms & lightning plan, assembling supplies, warning information, and much more.

External Links



American Red Cross - "My Weekend Preparedness Guide" (Interactive)
This document contains the American Red Cross's Interactive "Weekend Preparedness Guide". This includes instructions on getting your house ready for the Spring. This guide not only includes information on properly cleaning your home, but it also contains information on making your home a safer place for your family.
Website: http://www.redcross.org/services/ecard/march/pageflip.html

FEMA - Are You Ready?: Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit
This page contains the Disaster Supplies Kit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan includes information on how to properly set up disaster kits with first aid, food, water, supplies, and much more.
Website: http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/assemble_disaster_supplies_kit.shtm

FEMA - Plan Ahead
This page contains information on planning for a disaster from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). This family plan includes information on how to properly set up disaster kits with first aid, food, water, supplies, communication, and much more.
Website: http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm

Kansas Insurance Commissioner - Complaint Form
Created by the Kansas Insurance Commissioner's Office, this online form allows Kansas citizens to file a complaint against their insurance carrier(s) with the Consumer Assistance Division of the Kansas Insurance Commissioner's Office.
Website: http://www.ksinsurance.org/consumers/complaint.htm