Disaster Planning

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Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.

You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.

Disaster planning guides & tips from the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management are available here: Disaster planning

Other Resources

FloodSmart Community Resources

How to Protect Your Home From Flood Damage

Emergency Planning – Protect Your Pet

How to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

STEM Challenge for Kids – Building Flood Resistant Homes

Homeowner’s Guide to Lightning Safety