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Be Prepared

Make a Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster.

Build a Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget the unique needs of each person or pet. Have a plan so you can evacuate quickly if necessary.

Prepare for Disasters

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert. Choose a safe place to meet, learn evacuation routes and establish and out-of-town contact.

Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Get Informed

Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place. Keep a NOAA weather radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV and radio. Follow mobile alerts and warnings about severe weather in your area. Download the FEMA app and get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.