Learn more here.
- Pack an emergency supply kit www.ready.gov/car
- Traveling with kids? Include emergency items for kids when you pack: https://www.ready.gov/kids/family-emergency-planning/build-a-kit
- Traveling with pets? Add a few emergency items for your pets, like water and food www.ready.gov/pets
- Fill out an emergency communications plan card and let your “in case of emergency” contact know your plan: https://www.ready.gov/plan #SafeTravels
- Download the FEMA app. Go to https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app
The Ready Campaign is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Many campaign resources are available at ready.gov Many of them are available in languages other than English. Access a drop-down menu of languages at the top right hand corner of the web page.
#Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.
Timely info on weather conditions like a flood can make a big difference. Sign up for local alerts & warnings and review the following terms.
A flood warning means “Take Action!” because flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
A flash flood warning means flooding is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately. Listen to local officials.
Keep your communication ON when the power’s OFF with a hand-crank radio, solar or car phone charger and batteries.
As we enter the new year, #ResolvetobeReady for emergencies or disasters. As with any goal or resolution, breaking it down into manageable actions is a key to success. Start with one thing. For example, have external power sources available to charge phones and other devices in case of a power outage.