During monsoon season, many of us experience a power outage at one point or another. For most, the power service is restored within hours. However, have you thought about what you would do if power could not be restored within hours? Do you have a family communications plan in place? Do you have an emergency supply kit? Do you have nonperishable food supplies for 72 hours?
Please join me this month in taking these important preparedness steps: Get an Emergency Supply Kit; Make a Family Emergency Plan; Be Informed about the types of emergencies and their appropriate responses; and Get Involved in your community’s efforts.
Take that important first step to begin preparing yourself and your family for an emergency. To learn more about family preparedness kits, click here.
|AZDOHS National Preparedness Month |
Prepare, Plan, Be Informed and Be Involved
|Begin preparing for emergencies by assembling an emergency supply kit. Your kit should contain supplies to survive at least three days. Click here for items to include. |
Emergency Pantry Chart
Instructional Videos on Emergency Preparedness
|Making a family emergency plan is easy. Create a disaster plan with your family so you will all know what to do in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to stay or be prepared to go. Click here for a checklist of items to include in your plan.|
|3. Stay Informed|
|Learn all you can about emergencies that could occur in your community by visiting www.az211.gov or your local county emergency management office.|
|4. Be Involved|
Find out about local National Preparedness Month events in your area by visiting the ready.gov event calendar and selecting Arizona.