Natural disasters can come in all forms from hurricanes, blizzards, and earthquakes just to name a few. Being PREPARED is essential! Preparedness happens on many levels:
Review your local evacuation process to include alternative routes if necessary.
Gather Important Contacts
Be sure to have phone numbers of emergency management offices, local hospitals, American Red Cross, and utility companies. Many people have numbers of family and friends programmed into their phones, so be sure to write them down in case you are without power for several days.
Communicate with Friends and Family
Determine how you and your family members will communicate.
Get a Supply Kit
Non-perishable food, water, flashlight (extra batteries), First Aid kits, prescription medicines, garbage bags, and personal hygiene supplies are a few “must have” items to consider.
Get a Radio
Battery-powered radio to stay informed.
Gather Important Documents
Create an inventory of your home and bring your insurance policies with you.
Remember that leaving a normal routine is hard on pets and kids. Having activities as well as security blankets can be helpful during the stressful times. Although natural disasters are inevitable, how we prepare for them can make the world of difference.