Get prepared for disasters and emergencies in four steps:
Step 1 – Build a Kit
It can seem daunting, but here is any easy-to-follow list to put together an emergency kit for your family. When putting your kit together, think about the “basics of survival”: water, food, clear air, and warmth. Also be sure to think about specific needs that you or your family may have, including planning for your pets!
Step 2 – Make a Plan
Does everyone in your family know where to go or what to do if there is an emergency? Have you practiced your plan? Here are some links to help you develop your specific family communication plan, so you’ll know how to contact each other, how to get back together, and what to do in different situations.
Step 3 – Stay Informed
Know where to get important information! Here are some other links to help keep you up to date:
- Henrico Fire
- Henrico Health Department
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- National Weather Service (Wakefield, VA)
Step 4 – Get Involved
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community to help prepare for disasters! Consider taking a CERT class through Henrico Emergency Management or get involved with the various programs Henrico Fire and Police offer.