Boy Scouts motto “Be Prepared” applies to all natural disasters that we face today. The Federal Emergency Management Administration, FEMA, lists these important considerations if a disaster strikes. Always have a telephone or weather alert device ready.
  1. Keep important documents and items in a safe place.
  2. Have a communication plan to contact each other in case of an emergency.
  3. Keep an emergency bag ready.
  4. Learn about potential hazards and know how to stay safe.
  5. Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes.
  6. Make sure you have a plan in place for your pets in case of an evacuation.
  7. Keep your car fueled.
  8. Stay informed about emergency alerts by tuning into local news stations.
Decide on a meeting place with your trusted family and friends now. Set up a communications or phone tree to ensure that you are in contact with your trusted family and friends. Lastly, let your family and friends know you are safe or if you need help when a disaster occurs.