Emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together.
Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If the
power is out, the phones don’t work, or some neighborhoods aren’t accessible, what do you
do? Having a family emergency plan will help save time, stress, and possibly your life.
Make an Emergency Plan
Every household needs an emergency plan. The time you’ve invested in creating one will
ensure that you and your household know what to do in case of an actual emergency. Plan to Stay (Shelter-In-Place) and plan to Go (Evacuate). Have at least 3 days of emergency
supplies (food, water, batteries, blankets, etc), stay informed, and develop a family
Take 20 minutes and make your family emergency plan on-line. Then print it out and place it
in an easy to find location. You may also download the PDF to edit it on your computer. You must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to use this form. NOTE: Mozilla Firefox's PDF plugin will not support form editing. Firefox users will need to download the PDF and edit it in Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple Preview.
For more information on keeping you and your family safe in an emergency, see: http://ready.gov/september.