Preparation for the Next Storm
One of the most important reasons to prepare for emergencies is so that quick, informed decisions can be made in the midst of crisis.
Having specific plans in place minimizes fear and confusion, and can ultimately save lives.
Know what threats are in your area and plan for situations that may result, should they affect you.
Consider being stuck in your home or what to do if immediate evacuation is necessary.
Assemble GO KITS to be kept in your home and cars to ensure you have provisions and tools you may need to survive or treat injuries.
Take any action necessary, based on your plans that would make your response easier and faster for you and your family.
Make sure family members can turn off utilities if necessary.
Going through the motions will reinforce actions that each individual should take and help them be clear minded and calm.