What to do when a natural disaster strikes
Lives can be turned upside down in seconds by natural disasters. Your best defense is to have a plan so that you and your family know what steps to take in case they happen.
Here are 4 basics from Everyday Health to help you plan:
- Learn evacuation routes found on your town or city's website.
- Have a family emergency plan. Create a plan with your family about how you'll handle natural disasters.
- Assemble an emergency kit. Store copies of important documents, cash, spare keys to your house & cars, extra prescriptions, non-perishable food (pets included), first aid kit and more in an easy to grab bag.
- Keep your gas tank full. It's a good rule of thumb to not let your gas tank dip below half full.
Make a commitment to put together a plan if a natural disaster strikes: