In the event of a disaster, the key to your families and your own safety is preparation. Disaster preparedness is often overlooked, however would you risk the lives of your loved ones for only a few minutes of research?

Below you will find a simple to follow checklist and guide that will ensure you and your family will be prepared for any disaster! 

Step 1: Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

In the event of a disaster, public safety officials use different warning alerts to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. Being notified or alerted early on is the first step to survival of a natural disaster.

  1. Ensure your smartphone is enabled with Wireless Emergency Alerts so you can receive real-time information from the National Weather Service.
  2. Get the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mobile app to receive weather alerts for up to five different locations, safety reminders and survival tips.
  3. Sign up for your local Emergency Alert Systems (Like www.AlertOC.com)
  4. Sign up to receive email alerts and SMS texts for natural disasters that may occur in your surrounding area.

Step 2: Protect Your Family With Emergency Supplies

If a disaster strikes your community, you and your family may not have access to food, water and electricity for days, weeks or even months. By having emergency food, water and first aid supplies this will increase your chances of survival in the event of a disaster. Having the proper tools to care for an injury can be crucial when immediate healthcare is not an option.

Prepare an Emergency Survival Kit With:

  1. Purchase Emergency First Aid Supplies
  2. Purchase Emergency Food Supplies
  3. Purchase Emergency Water Supplies
  4. Purchase Emergency Auto Kit

Purchase an All Inclusive Survival Kit:

  1. Two Week Survival Kit 
  2. Three Day Survival Kit

Step 3: Make A Plan

Being prepared before an emergency arises will provide you with a sense of security in the midst of disaster.

  1. Make an Emergency Plan for you and your family.
  2. Share your Emergency Plan with your family.
  3. Practice and periodically review your Emergency Plan.

FREE FAMILY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PACKET AND EMERGENCY PLAN

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