Emergency Plan – Steps to Creating Your Plan

Your Family Emergency Plan should include the following items:

    • Meeting Location and Out of Town Contact
    • Evacuation Route
    • Local Emergency Management Contacts
    • Recommended Drinking Water for family members
    • Disaster Supply Kit List

When creating a Business Emergency Plan, you should consider:

  • Alternate locations for business relocation in the event of building damage.
  • Important business contacts including utilities, suppliers, and employees.
  • Back-up suppliers for key materials and services your business depends on.
  • Important records and documents your business needs to operate.
  • Emergency contacts for your community and disaster resources for your business.


Disaster Supply Kit Checklist

  • Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
    • non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
    • foods for infants or the elderly
    • snack foods
    • non-electric can opener
    • cooking tools / fuel
    • paper plates / plastic utensils
  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Special Items – for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries – hygiene items
  • Moisture wipes
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents – in a waterproof container
    • insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
    • document all valuables with videotape if possible
  • Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items
    • proper identification / immunization records
    • ample supply of food and water
    • a carrier or cage
    • medications
    • muzzle and leash

Printable Checklists

Master Your Disaster (DOC) Food Supply Plan (DOC)
12 Myths of Disaster Planning (PDF) Power Outages (PDF)
Disaster Preparation and Recover Web Sites (DOC) Living with Fire/Evac Guide (PDF)
Winter Survival Tips (PDF) The Bird Flu and You (PDF)
Influenza & You (PDF)