If anything, do these 3 simple things to make sure you're ready
A household emergency plan will help protect what matters most - you, your loved ones and your pets. It includes knowing the best way to leave your home in an emergency, where to meet and how to contact one another if separated.
You have an emergency plan for your house.
Keep it in a place where it is visible to all household members.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a preparedness pro, gathering your emergency supplies is easy. A good rule of thumb is to have supplies for about 3 days. You’ll be surprised at how much you already have.
Many emergency or disaster situations could leave you and your loved ones stranded at home for days. Keep a supply of the following items in your house:
First aid kit
Torch and Radio
Blankets or sleeping bags
Non-perishable (canned or dried) food
Following a disaster you may need to leave your home with no advance warning and you may not be able to return. It is useful to know what essential documents and personal items you will need to take with you and where to find them quickly:
If you would like to be even more prepared check out the Go a step further section below.
If you need to evacuate your home, you may not have much time to prepare so it's worth putting together a getaway kit and keeping it in a handy place. You'll want to tailor this to your household's specific needs, but consider including:
Include important documents in your getaway kit: identification (birth and marriage certificates, driver’s licences and passports), financial documents (e.g. insurance policies and mortgage information), and precious family photos. You may want to save scans of your documents onto a memory stick or save them in the cloud.
In an emergency or disaster situation you'll need to know how to get information and how to connect with people around you in your community. Now is a good time to connect so you'll be ready if a disaster situation occurs.