Creating an emergency plan may initially seem overwhelming, but is a crucial component to keeping your family safe during times of crisis. Creating a family plan can be done in four simple steps (Ready, 2022).
Put a plan together by discussing the following questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communications plan?
Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
Check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and update my emergency plans due to Coronavirus.
Get masks (for everyone over 2 years old), disinfectants, and check my sheltering plan.
Consider Specific Needs in Your Household and Modify Plans to Fit Such Needs
Different ages of members within your household
Responsibilities for assisting others
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
Practicing your emergency plan helps ensure that everyone knows what to do when an emergency occurs.
Additional resources related to emergency planning can be found on the Ready Make a Plan website. Here, you will find various templates, tips, and information guides to protect your family in times of crisis.