Make a Plan

It’s important to have a plan before a disaster happens. Knowing how you will reconnect with family, communicate with others, and get updates and important information ahead of time can make a difference.

As you make your plan, consider your family’s specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss them and how you and the people in your network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

Get resources to start making your plan and other preparedness materials