Disaster strikes

September is National Preparedness Month.

Fires, floods, tornados, and other disasters and emergencies do not occur only when it is convenient. They could happen at any time without warning. Knowing what disasters and hazards could affect you, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you need to evacuate are key components of your personal emergency action plan.

Answer these questions and make a plan today!

  • How do I get alerts for campus, Baltimore, regional, or national emergencies?
  • Where do I go for shelter?
  • What route do I take to evacuate my residence, the lab, the campus, Baltimore?
  • How do I communicate with emergency responders, family, and friends in emergencies?
  • What do I need in my "GO" bag for emergency preparedness: foods, medicines, money, documents, etc.?
  • Do I routinely test my communications plan and practice my emergency action plan with others?

Make sure you have a plan and practice it often. People with disabilities are encouraged to contact the JHU Office of Institutional Equity to request accommodations or receive assistance with their emergency planning.


Health Safety & Environment
JHU Office of Institutional Equity