National Preparedness Month
Week Four & Five: Know How to Practice for an Emergency
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.
Now that you have your communication and evacuation plans developed, put together an emergency kit, and planned for specific needs, it’s time to practice. It may take longer than you think to evacuate from your home. Like learning to play the piano, the more you do it, the easier it gets
and the better you are at it. Preparing to evacuate in the event of an emergency is very similar. Public Health Preparedness and Response recommends:
Find out how to get involved in preparedness activities by going to our
“Get Involved” page.
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the
“Be Prepared” section of our website.
You can also visit FEMA’s Ready campaign website –