You never know when a disaster will stike and turn your life up-side-down. Start today - get a kit - make a plan and get ready!
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Disaster can strike quickly and without warning, sometimes isolating entire neighborhoods. As Hurricane Katrina reminded us, neighbors may need to rely on each other and their own resources for several days before help arrives. Authorities strongly urge each family to be self-sustaining for at least five days.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a simple way to prepare for emergencies such as an earthquake or other major disaster. It does not require any special expertise or knowledge – just a desire to help and be more prepared.
We invite you to meet with your immediate neighbors to discuss these steps and follow them together.
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it’s important to plan in advance. How will you contact one another? Where will you meet? How will your contact method and meeting place change for different emergency situations?
Don’t worry, it’s simple to make a family emergency plan! Download the "Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids," and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends. Have a family meeting to review and practice your family plan. You might also purchase battery-operated two-way FRS radios and learn how to communicate with your neighbors.
You’ll be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance. Start your Family Emergency Plan today!