Be Ready

Emergency Preparedness information from the City of Alexandria. 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.

Page updated on Sep 1, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Emergency Planning imageA 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.


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