Prepare for Hurricane Season with a Family Emergency Plan
Did you know something as simple as a piece of paper can help you prepare for severe weather?
Hurricane season spans from June to November, with September typically being the most active month for hurricanes. Now is the perfect time to plan ahead and make sure you have a family emergency plan in place.
All you need to start is some paper and a printer. Head over to Ready.gov for tips on starting an emergency plan. They have a helpful, editable family emergency plan template that you can type your information into, print, and post in a common area in your home. Their goal is to help families be ready before an emergency happens – not only for hurricanes, but also many other types of disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, active shooters, and more.
This article from Paper and Packaging talks more about why making a paper copy of your plan is so important. It also includes a checklist for building an emergency supplies kit (also see our in-depth checklist on myweego.com).
An emergency can happen at any time, without warning, so it’s best to talk about your plan with your family and practice so everyone knows where to go and what to do.