Get a kit, Make a plan, Be informed
Taking these simple steps can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being and that of your loved ones.
Ready.gov is a great place to start the process of becoming prepared to survive a disaster.
Everyone has a role in being prepared for disasters, including citizens. Individuals need to be prepared to care for themselves and their loved ones during and immediately following a disaster for at least three days until other resources are available. Local governments will always be the first to respond. However, in the event of a major or catastrophic disaster it may take emergency personnel a few days to get to you.
When roads are flooded, bridges destroyed and the environment is dangerous, you need to have a plan in place and supplies on hand to help ease your own response. Make a plan. Stay informed. Assemble an emergency supply kit.
Community Preparedness Resources
- FEMA's Are You Ready
- FEMA for Kids
- Citizen Corps Site
- Youth Emergency Preparedness Education
- FEMA Independent Study Program