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.