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Resources for Personal Preparedness

Make a Plan

Making a plan is fundamental in personal preparedness and is an essential part of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from any incident or emergency you may face. 

Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF) has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Remember the unique needs of your family members when making your emergency supply kit and family emergency plan

Prepare For Emergencies Now. Information For People With Disabilities (PDF)  If you have a disability or an access and functional need, you may need to take additional steps to prepare for emergencies. 

Information for Pet Owners  If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster. Be sure to plan accordingly.

Recommended Shelters     
MUSC and Other Options

Build a Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you.

Basic Emergency Supply List (PDF)



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