Make a Plan - Department of
"You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situation,
use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Think about
the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places you frequent. Ask about their
emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency. If they do not have
an emergency plan, consider helping develop one."
Be Informed - Department of
"Disaster preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone Californians and those who
live in the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley." For Americans, preparedness must now
account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an
important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count."