When disaster strikes, city services may be cut off and local disaster relief and government responders may not be able to reach you. You need to have plans and supplies in place to make it on your own, at least for a limited time, no matter where you are.
Remember: A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you’ll have a pocket-size emergency plan for you and your loved ones. So pencil in some time for emergency preparedness planning. Get ready to Think. Prepare. Act.
Enter information for each member of your household. Please list if any household members have unique needs or distinguishable marks. This information could be helpful to emergency responders or fellow residents who are trying to help your family in the event of an emergency.
List common places where you and your family spend the majority of your time, such as work, school or daycare. This information can be crucial when loved ones are trying to find a contact number or address.
Your pets are an extension of your family so take the time to list their information here. It’s all about being prepared and keeping everyone in the family safe.
Each member of your household is responsible for knowing what to do in an emergency. Designate a few meeting places, should you be separated from your loved ones. It’s a good idea to have a meeting place in your neighborhood, like a park or business, as well as having a meeting place outside your neighborhood, and even one out-of-town.
We all know 9-1-1, but it doesn’t hurt to list other important phone numbers such as Poison Control or your local power, water, and insurance companies. Compile a list of all the emergency numbers that are important to your household. Don’t rely upon memory during a disaster.