Many people are concerned about the possibility of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or disease outbreaks. You can take steps now to help prepare for an emergency and cope if an it happens. In an emergency situation, you may not have access to food, water, and electricity for several days, so it’s a good idea to take steps beforehand to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Ready. Set. Go! For helpful tips on preparedness planning see this PDF/file folder.
Have a communication plan in place, so that if you are separated from your loved ones when a disaster strikes, everyone will know how to communicate with one another. It is recommended that every member of the household carry a contact card in their wallet, which lists important phone numbers and an emergency out-of-area contact person so that during or after a disaster, if you are unable to communicate directly with your family members, you can all communicate through this contact.