Preparedness is all about people.
When disaster strikes, we come together to help each other. Getting prepared is about knowing your neighbors, saying hi to the regulars at the local market, and staying in touch with family and friends—both digitally and in person.
Connect through your
In the event of an emergency, we all turn to our existing tools
and networks—many of which are digital. Think about your connections and the online communities you’re already a
part of, so you can share updates and information when something happens.
Learn about JoCo72.
Find out the story behind the creation of JoCo72.About Us
Use yourFacebook account
Now: Create a Facebook group with your inner circle so you can easily send messages, share supplies, and make a plan together. Like Johnson County Emergency Management on Facebook.
In an emergency: Post your status to Facebook to let friends and family know you are ok.
Check updateson Twitter
In an emergency: Post about yourself and yourarea. Use #JoCo72 to include them in the crowdsourced emergency feed.
Save documents toa cloud service
Now: Scan personal documents like your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate. Save digital copies in the cloud through Google Driveor Dropbox.
In an emergency: Access your documents remotely in case you can't get home. Know that there is a safe copy stored in the cloud.
Meet your neighbors on Nextdoor
Now: Sign up for Nextdoor to meet your neighbors and create a community disaster preparedness plan.
In an emergency: Log onto Nextdoor to share local information and resources with people who live near you.Start now
Now: NotifyJoCo is a mass notification system designed to keep Johnson County residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events.
In an emergency: The primary use of the system will be to disseminate messages pertaining to the health, safety or welfare of a community that is being affected by a perceived, emerging, or imminent emergency event.Start now
Connect throughyour local networks.
Your neighborhood networks are important in an emergency too—consider the connections you already have—to your local sports team, community garden group, spiritual groups, or friends in the neighborhood—so you can band together if something happens.
- My yoga class
- My workplace
- My book club
- My neighborhood bar
- My school
- My congregation
Learn more from our partners.
To get even better prepared as a household, neighborhood, or community, connect with these organizations.
American Red Cross provides a variety of trainings including first aid, CPR, and how to prepare for emergencieswww.redcross.org
PrepareMetro KC is a collaborative regional effort to provide emergency preparedness information and education to the metropolitan area and beyond.www.preparemetrokc.org/
Ready.gov is a campaign sponsored by the US Federal Government that aims to prepare people for all sorts of emergencies.www.ready.gov
Community Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.) take preparedness to the next level. Find out how to help your community following a disaster and find a program near you.www.jocogov.org/dept/emergency-management/prepare-now/get-involved/cert
Johnson County Emergency Communications Service ECS provides a 24/7 resource to Johnson County and Public Service Agencies metro wide ECS is the official storm spotting organization for Johnson County Emergency Management.www.k0ecs.org