Information adapted from 

For day 1 of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we will be talking about how to have a plan and how to receive weather information. When it comes to making a plan, it is important to consider all of the following information:

Step 1: Start your plan by discussing the following questions with your family:

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household. Think about some of the following factors:

  • Dietary needs
  • Different ages of household members
  • Pets or service animals
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access/functional needs including devices and equipment 
  • Responsibilities assisting others 
  • Childcare

Step 3: With the information above, create your family emergency plan. Using this link, you can fill out a family emergency communication plan free of charge. Once complete, make sure that you and your family members have both a physical and digital copy of the form. For a simple printable copy of this information, you can also visit here!

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household.


Other useful resources: 

Low and No Cost Preparedness 

Planning for Locations

Financial Preparedness

Different kinds of sheltering