plan for people, pets and property

Consider the types of disruptions that occur in a catastrophe. The power may be out, water lines or gas lines may break, stores may be inaccessible or out of supplies, and roadways may not be available. Planning now will reduce the impact of these disruptions on you and your household.

Write a to-do list to identify things you would need to have or actions you would need to take to minimize these disruptions. Include any special needs for your family, such as pet care. Make sure to identify what to do if a catastrophe occurs while you’re at home, in the office, or at school.