Emergencies are stressful, especially when you are not sure where to go or what to take with you. Knowing this type of information before an emergency can help make the experience easier to handle and lessen the impact on your family's health and safety. Making an emergency plan is a key way to ensure you and your family are prepared, and will know what to do during and after an emergency. It is important to plan ahead and communicate with members of your family. Remember children love to help and can be included in the planning process.
When creating your plan remember to include these helpful tips:
- Find and practice healthy ways to cope with stress.
- Know your evacuation zone and route.
- Know multiple ways out of your neighborhood. Your normal route may not be the safest during an emergency.
- Have multiple ways to stay informed.
- Watch and listen to local television and radio
- Sign-up for local emergency alerts at Alert Onslow
- Turn on wireless Emergency Alerts on your cellphone
- Follow trusted sources on social media
Check out the below resources to create your plan today: