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Be Ready

A basic responsibility for family emergency planning and response lies with individuals and members of households.  Every individual and family should be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours after a major emergency.  Two of the most important steps an individual can take to prepare themselves and their family for any type of emergency are to develop a plan and make a disaster kit. 

Making a Plan  

Below are several guides to help you build a plan that best suits you and your family.  Contact OEM if you would like to request further help in understanding the benefits of a disaster plan and what should be included.

Building a Kit 

A kit provides an individual or family the basic necessities to endure an emergency situation independently.