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Recovery Tips & Resources

If you and your family have spent some time preparing for an emergency, and have learned what to do during an emergency, recovering from an emergency or disaster should involve evaluating your current plans, supplies, and procedures and making sure they meet your family’s needs.

Like first responders, citizens need to practice their plans both in and outside of emergency situations to evaluate their effectiveness and make improvements when necessary.

72 hour Emergency kit

Emergency 72-Hour Kits

There are many places to find good information about suggested supplies for your kit. After an emergency is a great time to reevaluate the items in your kit.

  • Did you have enough food or water for all your family members, including pets? Was it all fresh?

  • Did you remember to include specialty items such as medications, battery operated items, and necessary toiletries.

  • Did you have copies of all the documents you couple possibly have needed if you were not allowed to return home? It’s a good idea to rotate the items in your emergency kits twice a year.

We suggest doing this when you change your clocks, at the same time you check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Local Resource Information

If a large disaster has struck Aurora or if a region-wide event has created a situation where citizens need to access additional resources necessary for the recovery process, please utilize local media,including the city web site and any hotlines that are set up temporarily to gain information on accessing goods and services. Disaster assistance centers, volunteer reception centers and food and clothing donation depots may be activated to assist citizens in recovering from disasters.

Links to government agencies:

Colorado Office of Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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