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3 Steps to Preparedness
A disaster or emergency can happen at any time. Taking these simple steps can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being and that of your loved ones.
1. Get a Kit
Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s survival kit.
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
2. Make a Plan
Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.
- With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.
- Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and how you will work together as a team.
- Practice as many elements of your plan as possible.
3. Be Informed
Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.
Learn the types of disasters or emergencies that may likely occur in your area. These events can range from those affecting only you and your family, like a home fire or medical emergency, to those affecting your entire community, like an earthquake or flood.
Common Emergencies and Natural Disasters
Find out which emergencies occur where you live, and then learn about preparedness steps you can take today, what to do in an emergency, and how to repair and rebuild afterward.