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Family Emergency/Disaster Plan

Before a hurricane threatens your family, it is best to have a plan in place. Download this Family Emergency/Disaster Plan form, so you can be prepared today!

Also check out Let’s Get Ready! — a tool guide to help you talk to your children about preparedness.

Other things you can do to be prepared include:

  • Discuss the things that might happen during a hurricane that could affect your family. Know your home’s vulnerability to flooding and wind.
  • Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but somewhere else in your community.
  • Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. Choose a place close by but out of danger.
  • Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
  • Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
  • Check your insurance coverage – flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Check FloodSmart.gov for more information on flood insurance.
  • Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and an Emergency Supply Kit.
  • Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.

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