When it comes to damage, disasters do not discriminate. Entire communities are affected. Disaster can strike at any moment, so it is important to be prepared for any type of disaster by joining your community in emergency readiness for disasters of any kind. Learn how to be prepared.
Create and practice your plan.
Communication is key in emergency preparedness. Develop an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan as well as a means of communicating with your family before, during and after an emergency. Additionally, organize an emergency supply kit and make sure your family is informed and practiced in your emergency plan. Be sure to sign up for alerts and warnings for your area, and download other necessary apps to stay informed, such as the FEMA app.
Learn life-saving skills.
At least one person in your household should be able to perform life-saving emergency tasks if necessary. A few of these skills include CPR, turning off natural gas, taking cover during a tornado and more. Knowing these life-saving skills could mean life or death in an emergency situation for you, your family or your neighbors.