Preparedness » Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

image-family-preparedness-logo.jpgYour best defense is preparedness - before, during and after an emergency. Local, state and federal agencies are ready to assist, but families should be prepared to take care of themselves for at least three days - 72 hours - following an emergency. A Family Emergency Preparedness Plan should help you determine what is needed to survive many different types of emergencies. The following guidelines will help you and your family form your plan. Emergency preparedness is your responsibility, so be ready!


To Make A Family Emergency Preparedness Plan, First You Must Do Your Homework:

When You Have Gathered The Necessary Information, You Are Ready To Create An Emergency Preparedness Plan:

To Further Aid Family Members In Getting Help Quickly When Needed, Have Easy Access To Emergency Information:

When You Have Completed These Steps And Your Family Knows What To Do, Practice And Maintain Your Plan:

 

HOW CAN I PREPARE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT?

Assemble supplies you might need to have in your safe-room or for an evacuation. Store them in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.

SUPPLIES YOU MAY NEED

  • Bottled Water (at least one gallon per day per person for 3 days drinking and sanitation)
  • Non perishable packaged or canned food and non electric can opener
  • Battery powered radio and NOAA weather radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)