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Microchip your pets! A microchip could help you reconnect with your pets if you become separated during an emergency.

Remember your pets in your emergency plan. Include food and water for them in your emergency kit and identify pet friendly shelters in your area.

Keep important documents in your emergency kit. It may be important to have these documents safe and easy to access after a disaster occurs.

Form a support network with older adults in your life. Check on elderly neighbors after a disaster and talk to older adults in your family about their emergency preparedness plan.

During an emergency a text message may be delivered when phone calls cannot go be made. Teach your family and friends to text before a disaster occurs.

Include comfort items for kids in your emergency kit. A familiar toy or game can help kids cope with the fear and stress of a disaster.

Form a support network with friends and family. Talk about special medical and physical needs you or people in your support network may have during an emergency.

Include medication and medical supplies in your emergency kit that can been used if you have to evacuate or shelter in place.

Keep your medical dosage and doctors' contact information in your emergency kit. Also include written instructions on any special medical assistance you may need during an emergency.

Involve you kids in your emergency preparedness plans. Have them choose designated meet-up spots for different emergencies and practice getting to these spots.

Make sure your kids know important family information in case of an emergency. Help them memorize their last name, address and phone number.

Prepare for your family's special medical needs. Include medication, medical equipment and baby supplies you may need in your emergency kit.

Teach kids about tornados and what to do if one occurs. CDC's Ready Wrigley activity books are a fun resource for kids to learn about emergency preparedness.

During an earthquake, DROP down onto your hands and knees, COVER your head and neck and HOLD ON to your shelter.

Prevent heat related illness and death by knowing the facts and being prepared for extreme heat.

Prepare for winter weather! When the weather turns cooler it's time to weatherproof your home to protect against the cold.

Prepare your family and home for #earthquakes. By planning and practicing what to do if an earthquake strikes, you and your family can learn to react correctly and automatically when the shaking begins.

Be ready for a #wildfire. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from a wildfire, evacuate safely during a wildfire, and how to stay healthy when you return home.

If a tornado were to hit your town would you be ready? Know how to prepare your home and keep yourself and family safe when #tornados occur.

Are you prepared for an #emergency? September is National Preparedness Month. Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed.

June 22-28 is National Lightning Safety Week. #Lightning strikes may be dangerous, but you can protect yourself from risk even if you are caught outdoors when lightning is close by. Click to learn more.

#Hurricane season begins June 1. You can't stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. Be prepared and sign up for tips throughout hurricane season from CDC!

Need resources for the deaf and hard of hearing? Check out DEAF Inc's Flood Preparedness video

Looking for preparedness resources? Check out this tornado preparedness video for the deaf and hard of hearing from DEAF Inc.

Check out this infographic from The Weather Channel on Tornadoes…find out which state has the highest number of tornadoes annually.

Tornadoes: The Power to Destroy Everything |