Are You Prepared for Disasters: Family Readiness Kit

This kit includes general guidelines for readiness that can be used in most situations to help families get disaster-ready. For more detailed information about all types of disasters, see the Resources section. Remember, ask all family members to help make the disaster plan. Everyone should know what to do if family members are not together. Plan to do your part and work together as a team. A disaster can cause a lot of stress and confusion. Keep the family readiness plan simple so everyone can remember the important details. Once a plan is finished, practice your Family Disaster Plan every six months so that everyone will remember what to do when in an emergency. Fear and anxiety can be reduced when there is a disaster plan. Your child's doctor also can help. During your next visit, ask your child's doctor how to best prepare for disasters.