Make A Plan

A little readiness can make all the difference in the event of a disaster or emergency. Work out your emergency plan now so your entire family is prepared. Consider that you may not always be together when disaster strikes – how will you connect with your most important people? Here’s what to do:



The best way to get prepared is to get connected – talk with family, friends and co-workers about what kinds of emergencies might happen in your area and how you might respond to them.



Does your family know what to do in an emergency? What exits would you use? What household hazards need repair? Where will you meet up if you’re not all home? A little preparation can make a big difference.


By the Bed KitPractice

Practice makes perfect – and in an emergency, perfect preparation is key. So run through your plan with your family in an emergency drill twice a year. Make it fun, and try to make it perfect.

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Make a Plan

Make a plan. Our editable Family Disaster Plan Template (English and Spanish) and instructions (English and Spanish) can help you create, save and update your family plan.