Make a Plan

Planning in Advance

  • People and pets are your first priority.
  • If you will need help to evacuate quickly reach out, in advance, to neighbors, family, or friends and discuss how they can assist you, what you will need, and a back-up plan in case the primary help is not able to assist.
  • Be sure to have extra supply of life-saving medications on hand, as well as copies of prescriptions.
  • Remember, first responders will be overloaded in a disaster, help yourself by planning in advance!

The County has published additional recommendations for those who have access and functional needs.

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The 6 P’s

  1. 6 P'sPeople and Pets – Have a plan.
    • Do you know at least two ways out of your community?
    • Where will you meet family after evacuation?
    • Where will you stay and how will you contact each other?
    • Where will your pets stay?
  2. Papers, phone numbers & other important documents.
    • Deeds, birth certificates and other irreplaceable documents should be in one location so these can be grabbed at a moment’s notice.
  3. Prescriptions, eyeglasses, and vitamins.
    • You may be gone from your home for days, so be sure you have access to all your health related items.
  4. Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
    • These are priceless and could be lost forever.
  5. Personal computers or any information stored on hard drives and disks.
  6. Plastic ( credit cards, ATM cards) and cash.

Ready.gov

Ready.gov provides step by step advice for to help you and your family plan for emergencies.

  1. Talk about it– topics to discuss with your family and friends
  2. Make it yours – recommendations to help you tailor your plan to your specific needs
  3. Write it down – written information to share with your family
  4. Practice – so you know what to do in case of emergency

Access and Functional Needs Populations

FEMA logoThis video brought to you by the Ready Campaign and Ad Council shows people with access and functional needs taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.

The County has published additional recommendations for those who have access and functional needs.