Emergency Preparedness

ReadyNC.gov - Plan. Prepare. Stay Informed.

You and your family members may not be in the same place when an emergency happens. It is important to plan ahead, talk about- and practice - what to do during and after an emergency. Discuss how you will get to a safe place, get in touch with each other and get back to each other. Download the Family Emergency Plan

Your plans should include:

  • Phone numbers of  a pre-designated contact person for family members to call. 
  • Where to meet if separated. 
  • Potential shelter locations (Find this on the ReadyNC website)
  • What to do with your pets.
  • How to be safe if you stay in your home during an emergency. 
  • How to help older adults or those with functional needs in your home

Put together an emergency supplies kit and keep it in a convenient, readily-accessible location.  You should have one for your home, office and vehicle.

Being ready for an emergency helps you and your family and also reduces the workload of first responders and law enforcement.