When a disaster or emergency strikes, it's too late to plan. Being Ozarks Ready means planning ahead of time how you and your family will respond. Regularly discuss the plan with your family, and update the plan as needs or circumstances change.
An Ozarks Ready family keeps a fully stocked emergency kit on hand that contains basic survival items for when you need them most. Your kit should be tailored to the needs of those in your family, easily stored, and ready to grab at a moment's notice.
An Ozarks Ready family stays connected by identifying official sources who will provide the latest information in times of disaster. They know how to obtain information from those sources and connect with them via their social media platforms. They also keep a NOAA weather radio on hand to receive storm alerts and warnings.
An Ozarks Ready family gets involved by connecting with their neighbors and taking note of their surroundings. They take advantage of local disaster training opportunities, develop basic life-saving skills and take time to share important preparedness information with others in their community.