Preparing for the Storm...Planning Ahead
Hampton Roads residents normally have plenty of time to prepare for a storm, but it's never too early to start thinking ahead.
After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives?
- Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.
- Know your evacuation plan ahead of the storm.
- Be sure to develop a complete Family Emergency Communication Plan.
- And don't forget the family pet. Make sure they will be cared for as part of your family plan as well.