There are several things you can do to be prepared for an emergency. Remember
that it may be some time before emergency responders can reach you, depending
on the type and scale of the natural or man-made emergency, or combination of
You can be better prepared by doing the following:
Learn What To Do
- Prepare an emergency supply unit including a first aid kit, flashlight, battery
operated radio, candles, matches, blankets, extra appropriate clothing,
prescription medication, other necessary items, bottled liquids, and ready-
- Learn CPR, first aid and life saving techniques.
- Participate in community and family emergency preparedness planning.
The following link provides a detailed checklist for you and your family about home
One of the best sources of home preparedness can be found in “Are You Ready?
A Citizens Preparedness Guide”. This document was prepared by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency to provide public information about how to better
prepare your family and home for a disaster.