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…

Information is key in knowing how best to prepare for a disaster. Explore the links below to find information on the hazards in your area, how to plan for specific needs, and what to include in your emergency plan and kits.


Shelter Information:

Pet Preparedness:

Health / Access & Functional Needs:

Financial Information:

Kids Corner!

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