During National Preparedness Month and throughout the year, the American Red Cross recommends that people create an emergency plan so you, your family or household members will know what do if a disaster occurs.
- Discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen in your area.
- Identify responsibilities for each person and how you will work together as a team.
- Practice as many elements of your plan as possible.
NEW INCLUSIVE PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES Everyone has different needs that you will want to address in your planning. Mobility, hearing, learning or seeing disabilities can create specific needs that individuals should address in order to respond to an emergency. People with and without disabilities, as well as those in their support networks, will benefit from our Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities resource page for help managing communications, equipment, service animals, pets and home hazards.
To support community members who use American Sign Language or closed captioning, the Red Cross Central California region created a video covering general disaster preparedness and home fire safety information.