Tips For Building An Emergency Ready Plan
Choose at least two pre-planned places for your family to meet in case of an emergency. One should be right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire. The other should be outside of your neighborhood in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate.
Hold evacuation drills at home, practice getting out of the house quickly, and drive your planned evacuation route. The more you practice, the more confident you will be if you really need to evacuate.
Communication is a key component to your safety; make sure you have an out-of-town contact that will help your household reconnect after an emergency. Store an “In Case of Emergency” contact on your phone, have regular conversations about whom to text or call if you need help, and where to go during and after an emergency.
Create a personalized plan and supply kit for your specific daily needs and responsibilities, taking into consideration any additional friends or family that may be included in your emergency plans, such as elderly neighbors or grandparents. Some key factors to consider when creating a supply list are different ages within your household, medical and dietary needs including medications, children.