Preparing For Disasters
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services -- water, gas, electricity or telephones -- were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.
Families can -- and do -- cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the steps listed below to create your family's disaster plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and YOUR responsibility.
Find Out What Could Happen to You Contact the American Red Cross or your county emergency management agency. Be prepared to take notes:
Create a Disaster Plan Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Explain the dangers of fire, severe weather and earthquakes to children. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team.
Complete This Checklist
Practice and Maintain Your Plan
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Director - Roger Roberts Deputy Director - Deborah Sims
"No matter where you live, no matter who you are, we all have a role in hometown preparedness.
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