a Plan - Department of Homeland Security
"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."
Informed - Department of Homeland Security
"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."