Family Emergency Plan
- Decide where to go if at home, school, work, outdoors, or in a car when a flood, severe
thunderstorm, or tornado warning is issued.
Update these plans every school year and as places of employment and
Disaster Supply Kit
Be sure everyone in the family knows where your Family
Disaster Supply Kit is located.
During extreme heat, be sure to include the following in your kit: extra
water or juice, sun screen, and wide brimmed hats.
Designate a friend or relative outside your town or area as your family
contact in the event you are separated from family members during a flood, tornado, or in
case a storm knocks out your electricity.
In the case of a tropical storm or hurricane, designate someone outside the
area affected by the tropical storm or hurricane as your family contact.
Agree upon a place where the family members can meet if separated.
Get a good map and plan various evacuation routes, avoiding low-lying areas.
This is especially valuable in the event of flooding from rivers, streams, tropical
storms, or flash floods.
Do several test runs of different routes.
In the event of a flash flood, remember that you will not be able to
evacuate. Instead, immediately seek higher ground.
For times of extreme heat, identify locations where you can escape sweltering
conditions for hours at a time: a mall, a movie theater, or the home of a friend or
Your Family Pet Plan
- Make arrangements for pets.
- Pets may not be allowed into emergency shelters for health and space reasons. Contact
your local humane society for information on local animal shelters.
From "Are You Ready For A Hurricane?" developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross.