BE EMERGENCY READY
☐ Check and restock emergency supplies (refer to 4-Day Home Survival Kit list)
☐ Replace stored water and food at least every six months.
☐ Identify important files and personal documents for evacuation such as wills, insurance policies, stocks and bonds, passports, social security cards, immunization records, family photos, bank account numbers, or irreplaceable heirlooms.
☐ Copy important computer files to a CD or memory stick and store a copy in a safety deposit box or with a friend.
☐ Check flashlights and replace batteries.
☐ Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and change batteries once a year.
☐ Check portable water and chemical fire extinguishers.
☐ Maintain vehicles with at least a half a tank of gas at all times.
FAMILY EVACUATION PLAN
☐ Agree in advance what family members should do if they are away from home when the emergency strikes. Establish a meeting place away from your neighborhood to reconnect.
☐ If underage children will be at home without access to transportation, create an emergency exit strategy and arrange for a family member or trusted friend to care for them or pick them up.
☐ Ask an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family contact. During a disaster, it is often easier to call long distance. Family members should be instructed to call this person with their location.
☐ Plan how you will care for your pets (most emergency shelters do not allow pets, so plan ahead accordingly).
☐ Check with your insurance agent to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.
☐ Video/photograph your home and all its contents for insurance purposes.