According to FEMA, “All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs.”
The three basic facets of personal preparedness are:
Put an emergency kit together – gather together enough supplies for three days for your family (including pets) that includes items like food, water, clothing, important documents, maps, money, radio, flashlight, batteries, chargers, medications, etc.
Make an emergency plan – put together a family communication plan for how to communicate with one another during an emergency (texts are faster and more reliable than phone calls during an emergency); create a shelter-in-place plan for staying put; create a get-away plan for leaving the area; know the details of your school and work emergency plans
Stay informed – make sure you have some way to be informed about extreme weather, other natural disasters, manmade emergencies, potential terrorist threats, and other possible emergency scenarios
To Do Today: At Invictus we believe in preparedness. We want you to prepare your home and your family for an emergency, and many of the resources at www.ready.gov can help you. For help with preparing for an emergency at your school or place of work, contact us and let’s start a conversation.