Preparing for disasters is extremely important, a disaster can strike at any time. In order to prepare yourself and your family for a disaster, you should do four key things:
Know what hazards and disasters affect your area, how to receive emergency alerts, and where you need to go if you or your family need to evacuate.
The best way to prepare for a disaster is to get involved. Preparing and Responding to a disaster in your community requires a large staff of trained volunteers to respond when first responders are overwhelmed. Be empowered and take action today! Find a local Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters (VOAD), or consider volunteering with Independence Emergency Preparedness.