Be Informed

Before a disaster, learn how you will know there is an impending hazardous event. Familiarize yourself with the signs of events that come without warning and know the local advance alerts and warnings and how you will receive them. Knowing about the local emergency plans for shelter and evacuation and local emergency contacts will help you develop your household plan and will also aid you during a crisis.

Reducing Impact of Disasters
Learning what to do in different situations as well as developing and customizing your plans for your local hazards, the locations frequented by members of your household, and the specific needs of household members, including animals, will help you reduce the impact of disasters and may save lives and prevent injuries.