Every family needs to have a disaster preparedness plan. Being ready will give you and your family peace of mind before something happens, and can make the difference if and when something does.
The America Red Cross suggests that planning can be as easy as 1-2-3:
- Meet as a family or with everyone in your household. Discuss how you are going to respond to different emergencies that are likely to occur where you live, learn, work and play.
- Assign responsibilities: how you will work together as a team and select a centralized meeting site away from home, work and school.
- Practice as many elements of your plan as you can.
To get started, download the Red Cross smartphone app with Emergency Alerts for disasters. It’s free and available for most devices.