What should people do to prepare for an emergency?

Families should develop an emergency plan to prepare their home, family, and office in case of a natural disaster or other emergency.

  • Get an emergency kit
  • Make a plan
  • Have extra cash, medication, water, clothing, and food on hand to be prepared
  • Have a list of family emergency numbers and school contacts
  • Have an emergency meeting place
  • Stay informed on what is happening

Agencies such as the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have brochures to help you develop a family emergency plan. Your community group or neighborhood association might also want to consider establishing a phone tree or email list to relay important information.

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1. In an emergency, is evacuation always the answer?
2. What is emergency preparedness?
3. What should people do to prepare for an emergency?
4. What's the difference between emergency preparedness and emergency response?
5. Who is involved in making emergency preparedness decisions for Upton?
6. Why is planning so important?