Hazard Mitigation

Winter Storm Fire Safety

Practical Ways of Becoming Prepared for any Disaster

FEMA's Ready Campaign has developed plans that families can use to become more resilient when faced with a disaster affecting their homes.

When preparing your home, the Ready Campaign recommends you take three steps:
  1. Get an Emergency Kit
  2. Make a Family Emergency Plan
  3. Be Informed about the risks in your area and their appropriate responses.

To prepare at home, you should:

  • Have a sufficient quantity of food, water, and other supplies to last you and your family at least three days. Your kit should also include a first-aid kit, flashlight, and other unique family needs.
  • Practice home escape routes and communications plans with attention to elderly or disabled family members and pets.
  • Identify a point of contact who can communicate amongst separated family members. During an emergency, it may be easier to make a long distance phone call than across town, so an out of town contact may be best.
  • Learn what the common disasters and action plans are for your town or city.

Learn more about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and how to respond to them by visiting Ready Gov or Ready WI Gov.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Fireplaces and Home Safety

City of Superior Hazard Mitigation Plan (Updated 2015)

FEMA approved this multi-jurisdictional Plan that addresses the natural hazards that pose the greatest risk to residents and critical infrastructure. Click on the Plan sections below to view each chapter.