The news today is full of stories about natural disasters, virus outbreaks, acts of violence, and threats to public health. Everyone can do their part to prepare for the unthinkable, and doing so can help one deal with such situations in a more effective manner.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Red Cross have provided the following simple steps to help one prepare for an emergency. Click on an underlined phrase below to learn more information:
Make a kit and gather emergency supplies.
Make a disaster plan for your family.
Learn how to take immediate shelter where you are.
Understand quarantine and isolation, what they are, and how they work.
Learn coping tools to help you and those you care about can use during tough times.
In these uncertain times, it is important to be ready for any emergency event.
Learn more about disaster preparedness and disaster recovery.