Make a Plan
Disasters are a matter of when, not if. Make sure you and your family are prepared by making a plan today.
1. Discuss the following questions with your family, friends, or household:
2. Consider specific needs in your household
- Different ages of members within your household
- Responsibilities for assisting others
- Locations frequented
- Dietary needs
- Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
- Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
- Languages spoken
- Cultural and religious considerations
- Pets or service animals
- Households with school-aged children
3. Create a Family Emergency Communication Plan
You may not be together when disaster strikes, so it’s important to know how you’ll reconnect if separated. Use this form to create a Family Emergency Communication Plan.
4. Practice your plan with your family/household
5. Review and update your plan every year.