Planning now on how you and your family would respond to any emergency, whether at home, school, work or in transit, will help you and your family remain calm, think clearly and react appropriately to any disaster scenario.
Your plans should include the following:
Phone numbers of a pre-designated contact person for family members to call should you become separated.
Locations of emergency shelters.
Locations of shelters for pets.
How to be safe if you remain in your home during a disaster.
Be sure to assemble an emergency preparedness kit and keep it in a convenient, readily-accessible location. You should have one for your home, office and automobile.
Self preparedness not only increases your and your family's ability to survive, but also reduces the workload of first responders, emergency medical services, fire fighters and law enforcement.
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