Preparing Your Home
An Emergency Preparedness Plan is an
important aspect of any household. The Plan can include emergency supplies,
meeting locations, and additional essentials to assist the special needs of
- In an
emergency, certain types of communication may be unavailable.
Provide each member of your household with a contact information card listing alternative ways you and your family members can contact each other.
This should include an out-of-town contact. This card should be carried in a
wallet or purse at all times.
important family information and documents (such as copies of insurance,
identification, and medical records) in a secure location, or on a protected
flash drive. Also consider keeping a list of valuables and personal possessions.
several possible escape routes from your home.
- Be sure
everyone in the household understands how to shut off utilities (natural gas,
- Learn CPR
and how to use a fire extinguisher.
- Make a Family Emergency Plan
You should also keep a kit of
emergency supplies, with at least 3 days of:
Water (one gallon per
day per person)
Battery or hand crank
First aid kit
supplies (toothpaste, soap, contact lens solution)
Also consider keeping an emergency
supply kit at your work, and in your vehicle.
- Build an Emergency Supply Kit
To help you get ready for an
emergency, view a
Disaster Preparedness presentation created by Emergency Management.
For more information, visit
the following websites: