Making an emergency plan is an essential part of your readiness for unexpected situations. Involve your family and those living in your household in emergency planning. Here are some steps to consider:
1. Put a plan together and discuss the questions below to start your emergency planning process.
- How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
- What is my shelter-in-place plan?
- What is my evacuation route?
- What is my family’s communication plan?
- Who should I contact? Pro tip: Go through your contact list and write down important numbers! If your cell phone is damaged or lost, this will help ensure you can still get in touch.
- What are all the methods I can use to communicate?
- How will I make sure to keep my emergency preparedness kit updated?
2. Consider the specific needs in your household, such as for children, pets, and seniors.
3. Fill out a Family Emergency Plan.
4. Practice your plan with your family/household members.
The better prepared you are, the more you will be protected. Start planning today!