CREATE AN EMERGENCY KIT
Focus on the necessities—food, water, medicine, and any other essentials. Stock your kit with enough of these items to sustain you and every other person in your group for 72 hours.
MAINTAIN YOUR KIT
Check your kit approximately once every 6 months. Restock as needed and replace any expired food, medications, or batteries. Batteries are one of the first products to sell out after a storm. Stock up in advance to be prepared.
MAKE A PLAN
Proactive planning can make a difference during an emergency. Use the following tips to help create your plan:
- CREATE A CONTACT LIST: Know who you can reach out to, and remember to check in on coworkers, friends and family.
- KEEP YOUR PLAN SAFE: Write down your plan (directions, contacts, etc.) store it in a safe, but easily accessible place.
- KNOW YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PLAN: Know how your organization will respond to an emergency.
- DETERMINE AN EVACUATION ROUTE: Know the routes you can take to get to safety or a designated a safe meeting spot.
STAY AWARE & STAY INFORMED
- Know what types of disasters may affect your region.
- Know how to contact local emergency services.
- Know how to access news outlets and weather services.
REMEMBER: BE PROACTIVE AND PREPARE BEFORE THE EMERGENCY STRIKES.