To ensure the safety and the wellbeing of your family, the most important thing to do is build a plan. You can do so by following these easy steps:
Be sure to practice your plan with your family to ensure they know how to follow the plan in its entirety.
If the community is not under a mandatory evacuation and you decide to stay at home make sure to do the following.
If the community is under a mandatory evacuation or you choose to evacuate anyways make sure to do the following:
Check out our preparedness blogs to learn more about how to protect you and your family from a disaster!
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