Make a Plan

3 Easy Steps

What is your plan in a disaster? Take these 3 easy steps to make a simple plan that will help you and your family take control during an emergency.

  1. Hold a family meeting and develop an emergency plan.
  2. Draw a floor plan of your home and mark escape routes from each room.
  3. Learn how and when to turn off utilities such as water, gas, or electric at the main switches.

Emergency Plan Considerations

  • Household Plans: Your family may not be together when disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance.
  • Home Safety and Shelter in Place: During a disaster, everyday objects in your home can cause injury or damage.
  • Children: Make sure your children know how to contact you and know what to do in different situations.
  • Pets: Plan in advance for shelter alternative that will work for both you and your pets.
  • Seniors and Disabled: Each person's needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all hazards and put plans in place.
  • Utilities: During an emergency, it may become necessary to turn off the utilities at your home or business.