Are You Prepared for the Next Emergency?
As emergencies happen more and more, it is as important as ever to be prepared. Climate change has already increased the frequency and intensity of severe weather. Are you and your family prepared? Using an emergency checklist helps to ensure you have the proper supplies on hand. Just as crucially, a good checklist includes a plan for evacuating and securing shelter if necessary. Take a look at these resources provided by Ready.gov and the CDC. This page will guide you through the steps of creating a preparedness plan: ready.gov/plan. Review the checklist with your family or housemates and feel free to adapt it to your specific needs. Emergencies may be unexpected, but planning ahead can save lives. If you have pets, the CDC’s tool below can help you protect them too.