Preparing for a Disaster

Eight Ways You Can Be Prepared for a Disaster

  1. Be Aware

    Be prepared by paying attention and being aware of your surroundings at all times.

  2. Create a Family Communication Plan

    You and your loved ones may not be together when an emergency strikes. Some may be at work, others at school, while some may be at home. Make a communication plan so you will be able to stay in touch with each other.

  3. Create a Family Emergency Plan

    View a list of key elements that should be included in your family emergency/disaster plan.

  4. Create an Emergency Supply Kit

    To be prepared for an emergency, pack a bag with these items and store it in a convenient location. You may want to make several kits to have at home, at work, and at the office.

  5. Get Involved, Volunteer

    Another way you can help make your community and your family more prepared for an emergency is to volunteer. There are opportunities to volunteer in your community through a number of groups.

  6. Prepare Those With Special Needs

    Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing those with special needs for a disaster.

  7. Prepare Your Children

    Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing your children for a potential disaster.

  8. Prepare Your Pets

    Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing your pets for potential disasters.