National Preparedness Month:
Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Creating a written Emergency Plan can make it easy for all members of your family to know exactly what to do Before, During and After an emergency. Typical modes of communication may be unreliable during a disaster, which is why solidifying the plan with all – including children, people with disabilities, caregivers and out of town contacts – is imperative to disaster preparedness. If you’re familiar with the 5 Ws (and 1 H), these questions will be a good start to your planning:
- Who is involved in my family/household communication plan?
- When do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
- How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
- What is my evacuation route?
- Where will I shelter?