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Get a Plan!
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, gas, electricity, or telephones were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility. Learn more about Family Disaster Plans by contacting your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter.
Doing just three thing can make a difference when disaster strikes.
- Get A Plan
- Take a first aid course or learn CPR, add to your survival skills
- When disaster strikes, make sure you and your family are safe, then check on a neighbor
Let's get started:
What are the disasters your community faces?
Developing your plan:
Preparing Your Home
During the Emergency
How to help after a disaster
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