Storm Season PreparednessTo receive early warning notifications when bad weather is approaching in your area, please sign up for the Brown County Code Red Weather Warning Service. The City of Brownwood also uses CivicReady to send emergency alerts and notifications.
Emergency Supply KitsIt is important for families to have a basic emergency supply kit to last them at least 3 days in case disaster strikes.
The kit should include:
- 1 gallon of water per person per day
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather radio; extra batteries for both
- Can opener for food
- Dust masks, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape
- First aid kit
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Food, at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
- Local maps
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Whistle to signal for help
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities