Disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes can strike with little or no warning. To ensure that you and your family are prepared, there’s no time like the present to create emergency kits: one for use if you need to evacuate your home and one for use if you get trapped in your home for several days.
To help you evacuate quickly, keep the following items in an emergency backpack so you can grab it and go:
Place the following items in an area of your home to be ready for an emergency that prevents you from leaving your home:
By having these kits in place, you and your family can focus on remaining safe during a disaster and keeping each other calm. Therefore, consider preparing these kits together as a family so that your kids understand the importance of being prepared.
For more ideas on how to prepare your entire family for an emergency situation, visit: www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.