DISASTER PREPARDNESS

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan?

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:

Different ages of members within your household
Responsibilities for assisting others
Locations frequented
Dietary needs
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
Languages spoken
Cultural and religious considerations
Pets or service animals
Households with school-aged children

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan ( here is an example )
HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION
Home #: .
Address:
Name: Mobile #:
Other # or social media: Email: .
Important medical or other information:

SCHOOL, CHILDCARE , CAREGIVER, AND WORKPLACE EMERGENCY PLANS
Name:
Address:
Emergency/Hotline #: Website:
Emergency Plan/Pick-Up: .
Name:
Address:
Emergency/Hotline #: Website:
Emergency Plan/Pick-Up:

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (ICE) CONTACT
Name: . Mobile #:
Home #: Email:
Address: .
OUT-OF-TOWN CONTACT
Name: Mobile #:
Home #: Email:
Address: .
EMERGENCY MEETING PLACES
Indoor: .
Instructions:
Neighborhood: .
Instructions:
Out-of-Neighborhood:
Address: .
Instructions:
Out-of-Town:
Address: .
Instructions:
IMPORTANT NUMBERS OR INFORMATION
Police: .Dial 911 or #: .
Fire: .Dial 911 or #: .
Poison Control: .#:.
Doctor: .#: .
Doctor: .#: .
Pediatrician: .#: .
Dentist: .#: .
Medical Insurance: .#: .
Policy #: .
Hospital/Clinic: .#: .
Pharmacy: .#: .
Homeowner/Rental Insurance: .#: .
Policy #: .
Flood Insurance: .#: .
Policy #: .
Veterinarian: .#: .
Kennel: .#: .
Electric Company: .#: .
Gas Company: .#: .
Water Company:.#:
Alternate/Accessible Transportation:. #: .

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household

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