BESB: Emergency Preparation Resources

Emergency Preparation Resources


Action Steps for Emergency Preparedness


1. Have I prepared a GO KIT (Emergency Evacuation Kit)?

     Websites with information on GO KITS include:         



Persons with Functional Needs


Pet owners


     American Red Cross


     click on BE RED CROSS READY


     Building an Emergency Kit: Checklist



2. Essential Planning

  • Have I planned two ways to exit any room at home, work, hotel, or place of entertainment?
  • Do I have a plan for my Service Animals and/or pets?
  • Have these safety plans been completed, discussed and practiced with family members?
  • Do I have a plan for staying at home safely?
  • Do I have a plan for getting to a shelter with a travel kit that includes my medications?
  • Have I developed a plan for family communication?
  • Have I developed a personal support network?
  • Have I developed a transportation option?


3.  3. Staying informed

Knowing what might happen and how it will affect you.

Listen to radio/TV, register with 911 call centers for emergency notifications:  CTAlert.Gov, etc.

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