Learn how you can be prepared for emergencies by making an emergency plan and kit.
Before an emergency happens, it’s important to make sure you have a plan in place for your household.
Step 1: Make a plan
In an emergency, your household may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and making a plan with every member of your household is the first step to being prepared.
- Emergency communications plan
- Evacuation plan
- Safety in your home
- Safety beyond your home
- Planning for medical needs and disabilities
- When your plan is ready
Step 2: Build an emergency survival kit
Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your household would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency.
Step 3: Be informed
During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your survival kit in case of power outages.