WHY GET READY AT HOME?
The best protection is to be prepared to take care of yourself, your family, and those nearby before an emergency arises. After a major disaster, services such as the fire department, Red Cross, and hospitals may not be able to help you right away. Everyone should keep supplies on hand at home to survive on their own for at least one week.
To help you prepare at home, it's helpful to imagine that you have no telephone service, no electricity, no gas, no water, and no sanitation service. Imagine that all businesses are closed and all services are shut down. What will you do? What will you need at home until help arrives?
The best protection before a disaster happens is to get involved and be prepared in your community. During a serious disaster, all of the resources and services we take for granted may be shut down. How a community comes together to help one another during a crisis all depends on preparation! Do one thing to get ready today.
The following resources will help you get ready in your community:
After you get ready in your community, you can do more:
Get Ready SMC Part 1 -
Get Ready SMC Part 2 -
Your Vital Documents
Get Ready SMC Part 3 -
Your Home & Plan
Get Ready SMC Part 4 -
Get Ready SMC Part 5 -
Your Emergency Kits