Winging it is not a plan…

Are you prepared?

 

The best way to be able to recover from an emergency is to be better prepared for it.  Whether it be building a kit, making a plan or staying informed, preparing now will equate to greater peace of mind and an easier recovery when disaster strikes.

Start with a Plan…

  • Making a plan is an essential step in preparing for disasters.
  • Think about who, what, where, when and how.
  • Consider different variables such as local and out-of-area emergency contacts, meet-up locations, supplies needed to shelter in place, evacuation planning and care for pets.
  • Don’t forget to communicate the plan with your family and emergency contacts so they know what to do.

Specific resources for those with Access & Functional Needs can be found here, including a link to Register Ready – NJ’s special needs registry for disasters.

Family Plan

Build a Kit

Build a Kit…

 

  • Build kits that hold basic supplies needed to sustain each person for at least 72 hours.
  • Having a “to-go” kit is useful for sudden evacuations.
  • Include medications, supplies for pets and non-electronic entertainment for when the power goes out.
  • Remember to check the kits a couple times a year to keep supplies fresh.

Stay Informed…

Click on the links below to gather information on specific hazards in your area and to find out more about how to make a plan and what to include in an emergency kit:

Kids Corner!

Check out some of these sites tailored to engage youth and teach them how to be prepared.