Preparedness Tip #2

Plan to be ReadyMake a family emergency plan. 

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact each other and review what you will do in different situations.  During your planning process, assess your home to determine under what circumstances you could stay at home and when you would need to evacuate to a shelter.   Decide which emergency shelter you will go to if an evacuation is announced. (A list of evacuation shelters is available from State Civil Defense.)  Each family member should keep a copy of the plan in their wallet or backpack. (See sample wallet cards.) Continue reading “Preparedness Tip #2”


Preparedness Tip #1

Emergency ContactsMake a list of contact numbers for all your household members.

Be sure to write down important phone numbers that are stored in cell phones, in case you lose yours or your battery runs out of power.  Update this list when information changes, especially phone numbers.  Consider keeping recent photos of all household members together with this list. Continue reading “Preparedness Tip #1”