The first thing you can do is to be aware of which type of disasters actually occur where you live. Find out here: https://www.ready.gov/be-informed
How you will receive the notification of the disaster. Do you subscribe to emergency alerts & warnings via mobile device, or will you follow local news stations?
What will be your plan for shelter?
How will you choose to evacuate (if necessary or advised)?
How will you maintain communication with your family, loved ones or those you live with?
Different ages of members of your household and family
Responsibilities you might have for assisting others inside or outside your household
Locations you frequent
Medical needs, which includes prescribed drugs and equipment
Disabilities & any access difficulty
Functional needs, including devices & equipment
Languages spoken among those in your household
Cultural & religions preferences and obligations among those in your household
Pets or service animals
Household needs for school-aged children
Use this helpful link to drafting a proper emergency plan: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1440449346150-1ff18127345615d8b7e1effb4752b668/Family_Comm_Plan_508_20150820.pdf
An important key to proper preparedness is practice. Familiarize your family or household with the drafted Emergency Plan you\'ve drafted.
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