We have emergency kit lists and other information to keep you safer during emergencies
The first thing you can do to prepare yourself and your family for any type of emergency is to have an emergency kit. We have our suggestions as to what should be in your kit, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has detailed information on building your kit and how to keep it maintained at Ready.gov.
Once you and your family have a kit, you need to come up with a family emergency plan. Ready.gov breaks this process down and provides printable sheets to help with emergency planning for families, pets or individuals.
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do in different situations. Print out this template to make your own family emergency plan as well as information cards for your family members to keep in their wallets with a predetermined family contact person. You should consider choosing a family point of contact that lives outside of your area, because long distance calls might work when local phones are out of service.
Once you have a kit and a plan, to maintain personal preparedness you will need to stay informed – we can help.
You may face different hazards at home, so learn more about the potential emergencies that could impact where you live and the appropriate way to mitigate or respond to them. Look for the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local governments. If you are traveling, plan ahead so you can be aware of the risks you face and how best to weather them.