Complete Your Family Disaster Plan
- Contact your local Red Cross and ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen.
- Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster.
- Complete the disaster plan checklist.
- Practice your plan.
By completing a disaster plan in advance, you can ensure that you and your family are more prepared for all types of disasters and other emergencies.
CDC and American Red Cross have developed resources to guide you through developing a family disaster plan.
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- Page last reviewed: April 26, 2012
- Page last updated: January 10, 2014
- Content source:
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)