Posting an Emergency Preparedness Checklist where everyone in your family can see it - on the refrigerator or bulletin board - is a good first step.
For additional information about how to prepare for hazards in your community, contact your local emergency management or civil defense office and American Red Cross chapter.
* If a disaster occurs in our community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. A Local responder may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.
Disasters that can occur within our community that your family should be prepared for: