After a Disaster

When a disaster or emergency is over, you need to review what has occurred. To do this, you should:

  • Check on the status of your family‚Äôs physical health and the safety of your home.
  • If you have property damage, contact your insurance company and your local emergency management or local law enforcement agency to ensure your damage is included in a possible state or federal disaster declaration.
  • Take one step at a time and pay attention to the mental health of your family.
  • Restock your Disaster Kit and Go Bag.
  • Review and update your Family Plan.
  • Get trained and volunteer so you can help others in your community.
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Emergency management content on the Butte-Silver Bow website was developed drawing heavily from and updating the excellent resources offered on the Ready Illinois website produced by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and partner organizations.