Emergency Preparation – Are You Prepared? With Free Printables
No matter where you live emergencies and natural disasters can happen. Blizzards, flooding, high winds producing tornadoes and hurricanes. earthquakes, and wildfires are all examples of natural disasters. When you are given a few hours or even minutes to relocate, you can’t make detailed arrangements. You need to already have a plan and immediately proceed.
In any emergency, the number 1 rule is: Remember to follow the directions of local officials. Check with your local emergency agency for information. All states and counties have such an agency. Follow their steps for disaster planning.
There are many sites on the internet providing detailed lists of disaster planning and supplies needed. Most people will never have to leave their homes but loss of power is usually the most common problem with weather related emergencies. Ready.gov is a great site for preparation. This U.S. government site covers earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms. There is a FEMA phone App for disaster planning.
For more information you can also follow @Readygov on Twitter.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sends alerts and advisories for potentially affected areas through their app. Download FEMA’s alert app for more information or to receive updated alerts. On my Twitter account is a public list, Disaster Planning, which lists possible Twitter accounts for you to follow. I would suggest everyone follow FEMA, your local, county and/or state emergency agency, and a local news/weather source. Many TV stations now have apps to forecast weather conditions.
FEMA has a community site, America's Prepareathon. There are many resources to help you assess your hazards, plan and share your actions. (Be smart, take part, and prepare.) Make an emergency plan or update an existing one for your family and/or business. This should include your pets.
Build a disaster supply kit or refresh your existing one. I use a rolling suitcase but you could use plastic totes, backpacks, etc. see blog post for more information.
Make an emergency plan or update an existing one for your family and/or business. This should include your pets. This form is available on blog post for download.
Family communication plan - see blog post for link to download.
For more information on preparing a bug out kit and making a plan see
blog post, Are You Prepared, and post,
- Rolling suitcase (had)
- Water filter on a string
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!Go