Hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters put us at risk for evacuating with only a moment’s notice. Do you have a packed bag ready near your favorite exit door? We are here to help you prepare so that an emergency doesn’t need to be a crisis too.
FEMA lists these important considerations because your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case.
Consider the following questions when making a plan
- How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
- How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
- How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?
- How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
- How will the family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?
Create and share an evacuation plan for special attention to care for our most vulnerable family and friends
- Set up a phone tree!
- Share a travel plan and share it with your love using this guide Travel arrangement for all senior adults. After a disaster declaration, time moves fast as everyone scrambles out of harm’s way. Create that travel plan now before the need arises.
- Mobile phone and charger
- Clothing for one week
- Driver’s License/Identification Card, Insurance cards, Medications & healthcare contact numbers
- Medications both prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Cash both bills and coins
- First Aid kit
- Toiletries for one week
- Bottled water, one-gallon per day
- Non-perishable food for one week
- Paper plates and disposable utensils
- Sleeping bags or blankets and pillow
- Face Masks and Hand Sanitizers
- Pet Food, cage, and other supplies if bring a pet to the shelter