National Preparedness Month
Week Two: Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster
Emergencies can strike quickly and without warning. You and/or your family may not be at home when an emergency happens. You can ensure your own safety and the safety of your family and pets by preparing in advance for emergencies and disasters.
Special Planning Considerations:
Children: Depending on the age of your child/children, there may be
different things you want to consider when planning for a disaster.
Infants and toddlers:
For additional information: http://www.ready.gov/kids
Special Medical or Access and Functional Needs:
If you or a loved one have any special medical or access and functional needs, here are some things you will want to consider:
Brochure: Ready.gov Disabilities Ready.gov Seniors
Pets: Pets and animals are important members of our families. If you have pets or other animals, such as
livestock, you’ll want to be sure to have a plan and supplies for them.
Brochure: Ready.gov Pets
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the
“Be Prepared” section of our website.
You can also visit FEMA’s Ready campaign website – www.ready.gov