Emergencies can strike anyone, anytime and anywhere. A disaster could happen quickly and without warning. You could be forced to leave your neighborhood. You might be confined to your home.
Being prepared means making a plan.
Write your plan down. Include the services, supplies, and items you need every day. Include your daily medicine and special foods, too. Give your plan to family, friends, and caregivers.
Many good sources can help you make an emergency plan. The American Red Cross has a free online tutorial. You can find it on the American Red Cross website.
You might want to buy an extra supply of the items listed in your plan to keep on hand. Most agencies suggest a three-day supply of the items you need. This way if a disaster strikes, you will be ready.
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Virginia Department of Health
- Federal Government Disability Preparedness Website
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Administration on Aging
- National Council on Disability
- American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Information
- Emergency Supply Kit