When a disaster strikes, it’s too late to plan. Being prepared means planning ahead of time for you and your family. Regularly discuss the plan with your family, and update the plan as needs or circumstances change.
A very simple disaster kit can mean basic survival items when you need them the most. Your kit can be assembled quickly and inexpensively, easily stored and always ready to grab and use on a moment’s notice.
Your kit should include:
Tune in to local media stations for the latest updates and take advantage of official agency platforms on social media outlets to stay connected both before and especially during a disaster. Follow OEM on Facebook and Twitter for emergency information.
Become involved and stay up to date with what’s going on in your community. Take advantage of local training opportunities such as CERT and learn CPR and basic life-saving skills. Be aware of your surroundings and get to know your neighbors.