Make sure your first aid kit has the essentials and is customized for your family’s medical needs.
Keep a three day supply of food and water for each member of your family in your emergency kit. Stock non-perishable items that you eat regularly and are easy-to-prepare.
Be prepared for spring storms! Know where you can take shelter. Make sure to bring a working flashlight and radio and that you have extra batteries in case of a power outage.
Three easy, must-do steps to keep kids safe from emergencies at school.
Do you know the different between a severe weather watch and warning? Be informed--know your weather alerts.
When temperatures drop, know how to avoid, spot, and treat symptoms of frostbite & hypothermia.
Know what to do when there is flooding in your area. Be prepared to react when floods are perdicted, and know how to stay safe and healthy after flooding occurs.
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.