Prepare for an Emergency
Planning ahead can help keep you and your family safe if there an emergency, like a natural or man made disaster. Examples of emergencies include:
Natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, and earthquakesFlu pandemics (flu outbreaks that spread around the world)Blackouts (where large areas lose power)Terrorist attacksEmergencies can happen at any time, so it important to make sure you and your family are ready. Here what you can do:
Gather supplies like water, medicines, and blankets. You won have time to search or shop for these supplies during an emergency, so put together your kit now. Make sure your kit includes:
Water for at least 3 days. Choose foods that don need to be ke michael kors handbags pt cold, like energy bars, peanut butter, crackers, and canned fruit (don forget a michael kors handbags can opener). Find out what to put in your family first aid kit. Use a waterproof container if possible. Store your supplies in a place that easy to reach.
For more help putting together your kit, print out this emergency supply kit checklist [PDF 163 KB].
Make a plan.
It important to make a plan in case your family members aren in the same place when disaster strikes. Consider a plan where each family member calls the same friend or relative if there an emergency.
Print this Family Emergency Plan [PDF 520 KB]. Sit down and fill it out together so that everyone in your family knows what to do.
Some people may need extra help in an emergency. Find out about resources for:
Older adultsPeople with disabilitiesPeople with petsFind out about plans at school and work.
Places where you and your family spend the most time, like school and work, likely have their own emergency plans. Ask your employer and your child school for a copy of their emergency plans.
Get questions to ask school or work about their emergency plan.
Know what to do during different types of emergencies.
Contact your state emergency management office to find out about the different kinds of disasters that might happen in your area. Ask if your community has an emergency response plan.
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Evacuate means leaving the area. Think about friends or relatives you could stay with in another town. In some emergencies, this is safer than leaving.