» Public safety begins at home. Individual and family preparedness can greatly reduce the potential impact of an emergency.
» A blackout or severe weather and other natural or manmade disasters can have serious and tragic consequences.
» When disaster strikes, emergency workers may not reach everyone immediately or even for several days. Families should be prepared to take care of themselves for a minimum of 72 hours.
How can families prepare for emergencies?
When preparing for emergencies, there are three important considerations:
1. Know the risks specific to your community.
2. Develop a family emergency plan and practice it.