1. Create a Family Emergency Plan
First, create a Family Emergency Plan that includes emergency contact numbers, family rendezvous locations, evacuation routes, and the location of emergency supplies. Fill-in and print our free PDF form which includes four emergency contact cards that you can cut-out and provide to family members. Click here to start creating your plan.
2. Build or Purchase a Survival Kit to Store in the Home
- Purchase a pre-made kit or build your own following our step-by-step guide.
- Learn How to Personalize Your Emergency Preparedness Kit
If you purchase a disaster kit, consider the personal items that you should include. We assembled a check-list of personal preparedness supplies you may want to consider including in your kit.
- Note kit expiration dates and routinely replenish expired supplies
Our kits are designed to make it easy and inexpensive to replenish your supplies every 5 years. Instead of buying new kits, our ER™ Easy Replacement Packs replace only the supplies that expire so that you can reuse the rest of the kit.
3. Mitigate Damage to Your Home Nonstructural hazard mitigation is one of the least expensive ways to decrease the incidence of injury and damage during an earthquake or hurricane. Click on the links below to access our checklist of suggestions to reduce the hazards in your home during an earthquake or hurricane.
Natural Disaster Preparedness Guides - PDF Downloads