Knowing what you may encounter; the meaning of terminology used by the media and officials; and what to do before, during, and after any given hazard helps you make informed decisions. That knowledge also can reduce the stress that comes with fear of the unknown and guide you in actions that enhance survival and reduce losses.
Different areas of the world are subject to various hazards. Take time to learn about those that occur in your local area as well as locations to which you travel. Through the navigation links under Stay Informed you can find detailed information on a range of hazards, types of emergency actions you may be directed to take, and methods by which you may receive alerts and information. Take particular note of the Marine Corps Mass Notification System and instructions for registering in the Enterprise Mass Notification System (eMNS). You will also find links to your installation emergency management pages for more localized information and additional resources you may find helpful.