Create a Family Emergency Plan

The following are key elements that should be included in your family emergency /disaster plan:
  1. Learn about the possible dangers in your area and become familiar with your community's disaster response plan. For more information, contact your county emergency management coordinator by email.
  2. Talk to your family about what to do in the event of an emergency. Pick two locations where you will meet - one right outside your home and another removed from your neighborhood to be used if you are unable to return to your residence.
  3. Develop a family communication plan to ensure that you will be able to stay in contact if you are separated during a disaster.
  4. Remember to include children, those with special needs, and pets in your planning process.
  5. Create emergency supply kits for your home, office, and car.
  6. Practice your plan!