Preparing Yourself and Your Family
The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. Use the emergency checklists to help you get started. Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it, on the refrigerator or a bulletin board.
Click the links below and to the right to find information on how your family can begin planning for potential weather related and various other emergency situations. For additional information about how to prepare for hazards in your community, contact your local emergency management office, civil defense office or your local American Red Cross chapter.