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.
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.