The fact is, far too many of us are unprepared when disaster strikes. This guide will help you and your family set up an emergency plan; build an emergency kit; plan how to care for children, the elderly, people with access and functional needs (PAFN) and pets; and educate you about shelters and returning home. Family preparedness involves developing an emergency plan and practicing it.
Family preparedness also includes understanding the types of emergencies and disasters and knowing how you will address them. The type of emergency for which you and your family should prepare greatly depends upon where you live. When preparing your family’s emergency plan and kit, make sure that you consider what your risks are.
Make a Plan for Your Family
Your family’s plans should include situational plans for when you are together at home, and when family members are at work, at school or at other facilities (such as a nursing home). Click below for some helpful tips to make sure you and your family are prepared.