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Make A Plan
Emergency and disaster planning can be fun! Start by hosting a family trivia night to learn about the types of emergencies and disasters that may occur in your area and what you should do. Map several evacuation routes in case your primary route cannot be traveled and create a communications plan so you can contact each other should you become separated. You may also discuss your family’s unique needs. Every family is different and may require different needs.
Build Emergency Supply Kits
Two must have emergency supply kits are a Go Bag and Stay Kit. Both serve the same function and may contain the same supplies, but each have different purposes. Go Bags should be used when you are required to evacuate. A Stay Kit should be used when you are required to stay home.
Check On Neighbors
When you are prepared, you’re better positioned to help those around you including your friends, family, and neighbors. Talk with your neighbors, especially those who may require additional support during an emergency or disaster. Persons with access and functional needs may have transportation and mobility needs in case they cannot travel by wheelchair. Help them identify allied resources for transportation, food, and shelter needs. Families with infants and children may also require baby formulas and diapers. Prepare these items in advance. These are all things to consider when making your family’s emergency plan.