Weather Emergency Checklist

Remember this: When calling 9-1-1, always mention that you live in Upper Makefield Township, Pennsylvania. It helps dispatchers work fast!

Signup for ReadyBucks

The ReadyBucks system is a free emergency alert system used by local emergency management officials in Bucks County. You decide if you want text or email notifications.

ReadyBucks Alert Types

  • Health threats
  • Severe storms including hurricanes, blizzards, and tornados
  • Floods
  • AMBER alerts
  • Black ice
  • The need to seek shelter in the event of a chemical release
  • And much more!

To sign up, simply visit ReadyBucks’s website and select whether you would like to receive the alerts via text message or e-mail.

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Cash – ATMs won’t work without electricity
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers, pet supplies and important family documents
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Filter mask or cotton t-shirt to help filter the air
  • Moist towelettes for sanitation

Get a Quote for Flood Insurance

Follow these steps at our website under “Flooding.” Many floods occur outside known floodplains.

Reduce Risk of Flooding with Riparian Restoration on your Property

Learn more at our website under “Stormwater Management” and “Riparian Resoration.”

Create a Family Emergency Plan

Your plan should include how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in different situations. Remember to include your pet care plans in your family emergency plan!

Watch a Video: Search online for FEMA Emergency Preparedness Made Simple at

Print: Download a printable page with this checklist.

Video: View this video from FEMA: “Emergency Preparedness Made Simple.”

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