Are you Ready? It’s National Preparedness Month. Emergencies can happen at any time, so you need to P-R-E-P-A-R-E.
P- Plan an evacuation route.
R- Remember to designate an off site meeting area in case you are separated during an evacuation.
E- Evacuate immediately when you are instructed to do so.
P- Prepare an emergency disaster kit including first aid supplies, water, non-perishable foods and supplies. Also, take prescriptions, phone chargers, cash, pet food and medicine if you need to leave home.
A- Anticipate what will happen if an emergency occurs, update all contact information and make communication plans in case you are separated from family.
R- Review and replenish. Review your plan with your family at least every 6 months and replenish your disaster kit if needed.
E- Ensure your safety by locking up valuables, shutting off utilities, and securing and locking doors and windows before evacuation.