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Preparing for a Disaster
Eight Ways You Can Be Prepared for a Disaster
Be prepared by paying attention and being aware of your surroundings at all times.
Create a Family Communication Plan
You and your loved ones may not be together when an emergency strikes. Some may be at work, others at school, while some may be at home. Make a communication plan so you will be able to stay in touch with each other.
Create a Family Emergency Plan
View a list of key elements that should be included in your family emergency/disaster plan.
Create an Emergency Supply Kit
To be prepared for an emergency, pack a bag with these items and store it in a convenient location. You may want to make several kits to have at home, at work, and at the office.
Get Involved, Volunteer
Another way you can help make your community and your family more prepared for an emergency is to volunteer. There are opportunities to volunteer in your community through a number of groups.
Prepare Those With Special Needs
Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing those with special needs for a disaster.
Prepare Your Children
Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing your children for a potential disaster.
Prepare Your Pets
Visit the Red Cross website for information on preparing your pets for potential disasters.