Martin County Emergency Management would like to help residents be prepared, no matter the threat. Our community has already witnessed the devastating impacts that both health and natural disasters can cause. 

Being prepared can reduce fear and increase resiliency from the impacts of disasters. Knowing what to do during an emergency and planning how you and your family will prepare, react and respond will help keep you safe.

Now is the time to plan and prepare for a disaster, and we’ve created a Road to Readiness Guide (PDF) to help you.

Steps to Readiness

Determine whether you live in an evacuation zone.

Get prepared by assembling a disaster supply kit.

Identify your family communication plan and determine where you would go if an evacuation order is given. Travel tens of miles, not hundreds of miles. Going to a family or friend’s house or hotel outside the evacuation area is your best choice.

Consider all of your alternatives before you decide to go to an emergency shelter.

Go to trusted sources of information during a disaster – monitor television and radio stations, our county website and follow Martin County on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also register to receive emergency notifications by phone, text, and/or email.

To sign up, text the word ALERTMARTIN to 888777 or visit

Build a culture of preparedness to make Martin County a more resilient community. There are many ways to get involved so you can make a positive difference – volunteer, donate food or supplies or make a financial contribution. 

If you have any additional questions about the road to readiness, please contact Martin County Emergency Management at (772) 287-1652