Make a Plan

You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency.  Be prepared to assess the situation, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and loved ones.  Think about places where your family spends time: school, work, and other places you frequent.  Ask about their emergency plans.  Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency.  If they do not have an emergency plan, consider helping to develop one.

Click here to download a family disaster plan template!

How to maintain your plan

Plan for Your Pets

Meet With Your Family

"Out-of-Town" Contact

People with Special Needs

Family Communications Plan

Prepare for Different Hazards

Make a Kit

Where to Meet in an Emergency

Escape Routes and Safe Places


Be Prepared