Make-A-Plan... Be Prepared!Have an Emergency Plan (link)
Have a Emergency Supply Kit (link)
Know how to Shut-Off Utilities
Have an ABC Type Fire Extinguisher (link)
Have Smoke Alarms (link)
Copies of Insurance Coverage
Know First Aid/CPR
Inventory of Home Possessions/Photos
Copies of Vital Records and Documents
Have Emergency Contact Phone Numbers
These are some basic steps to prepare yourself and your family before a disaster.
Check with your local Emergency Management Agency or Red Cross Chapter to gather information you will need to create a plan. Ask about hazards that affect your area, learn about community response plans, evacuation plans and possible shelter locations and community warning systems and how they work.
Create a Plan
Decide what routes you want to take if you need to evacuate your home. Then make sure everyone in our household knows all escape routes, including how to get out of second story if required, and where to meet after evacuation.
Maintain Your Plan
Once your plan has been completed, review it every 6 months to make sure numbers the information in the plan is still correct. Make sure to practice evacuation drills on a regular basis to make sure everyone knows what to do during an emergency. Restock food/supplies as needed. Check fire extinguishers and smoke alarms monthly.
More information is available at www.ready.gov, www.fema.gov, and www.redcross.org.