Plan and Prepare

The time to develop and practice your emergency plan is prior to a disaster.
Some things to consider when creating your plan are:

Know your Risk
  • What hazards and disasters are you at risk of experiencing?
  • Are you in a flood zone?
  • Do you live in a mobile or manufactured home?
  • What year was your house built?
  • Does your house have storm shutters or other mitigation readily available? 
Have several evacuation options for you and your family.
  • Shelter at home, if it is safe to do so.
  • Shelter outside the area, with and friend, relative or at a hotel.
  • If you have no other safe place to go, evacuate to a public shelter.
Prepare your Emergency Supply Kit (Click Here for Ideas)
  • Add a few pieces to your supply kit each week so that creating your kit does not create a financial burden.
  • Check your kit often and rotate out items that have expiration dates to keep items fresh.
Secure items in and around your home prior to any high wind events.
  • Be sure your family members know who to call or where to gather if you become separated.
  • Let family and friends know your evacuation plans and communicate once you arrive safely to your destination.