Disaster Preparedness Ideas
One can never be too prepared! make an effort to protect, and prepare, yourself for the future. Small steps taken now can make a big difference later.
Point out exit routes, set meeting areas, and run drills.
Fill a container with goods that can last you for up to 72 hours. Add first aid kits, flashlights, food, water, and tools.
Keep a list of emergency contact numbers, keep calls brief, and register your phone with local authorities for reverse 9-1-1 features.
If you are ever injured, keeping a list of allergies and medications can help responders address your needs without the risk of harming you in the process.
Put their photos on your phone, or make an emergency kit for the animals you love.
Or learn to text if you don't know how. It's a great emergency tool.
2017 National Seasonal Preparedness
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has prepared the 2017 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar & key messages which provide you with content to promote preparedness all year.
- Make a family emergency communication plan and include your pets.
- Identify an out of town emergency contact to coordinate information with family/friends.
- Check on neighbors.
- Keep an emergency kit wherever you spend time: home, car, work etc.
- Download the FEMA App and set up local alerts
- Listen to local officials by radio, TV, or social media and take action.
- Practice your preparedness plans with a drill or exercise.
- Take a first aid class so you can help until first responders arrive.
For more information, visit www.ready.gov/calendar