Week 4: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- National Safety Council
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
- State and Local Information
Week 3: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
- Youth Preparedness
- Ready Kids
- Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children (U.S. Fire Administration)
- Ready Wrigley (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Owley Skywarn (National Weather Service)
Week 2: Make a Plan
- Make an Emergency Plan
- Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area
- Learn your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan
- Make and practice Your Plan graphics
Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs
Financial readiness is a big part of being able to bounce back if a disaster occurs. Follow these tips to prepare:
- Check your insurance coverage and review the Document and Insure Your Property guide.
- Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance.
- Organize your finances and critical documents with the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK).
- Set aside money for an emergency fund to cover disaster costs you may incur including hotel stay, food, gas, and insurance deductibles.