Personal Preparedness Planning

You can begin this process by gathering family members and making sure each person is well-informed on potential hazards and community plans. Discuss with them what you would do if family members are not home when a warning is issued. Additionally, your family plan should address the following:

  • Escape routes
  • Evacuation plans
  • Family communications
  • Utility shut-off and safety
  • Insurance and vital records
  • Special needs
  • Care for pets: Information for pet owners
  • Care for livestock: Information for livestock owners
  • Safety skills