An emergency can strike at any time. Being prepared for a disaster can keep you and your family safe. Below are recommended steps you should take to get you and your family prepared for any emergency:

STEP 1. Make a plan

Put together your family's emergency plan by discussing the following questions with your family, friends and neighbors:
  • How will we receive our emergency alerts?
  • What is our shelter plan?
  • What is our evacuation plan

STEP 2. Consider the specific needs of your household.

Be sure to tailor the plan to your family’s specific needs. Below is a list of things to consider when assessing your household’s needs:
  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

STEP 3. Fill out a Family Emergency Plan.



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