5 Tips to Put Your Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place Today

5 Tips to Put Your Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place Today – We’ve seen the news with insane amounts of natural disasters taking place all over the country… Are you ready for an emergency? Do you have a preparedness plan in place? Check out these five tips for putting together an emergency preparedness plan right here on Newsymom!

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Fellow Tuscarawas County residents: We know life can be unpredictable, and sometimes emergencies happen when we least expect them. That’s why it’s crucial to have an emergency preparedness plan in place, so you and your loved ones can stay safe and sound in any situation. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with five easy tips to get started on your emergency preparedness journey:

1. Create a Family Emergency Plan

First things first, gather your family members and sit down for a chat. Discuss how you will communicate and where you will meet in case of an emergency. Assign roles and responsibilities, so everyone knows what to do. Remember, a well-thought-out plan can provide peace of mind and ensure everyone’s safety.

Ready.gov has you covered! Use this form to fill out your Emergency Plan: Make a Plan

2. Build an Emergency Kit

It’s time to stock up on essentials. Prepare an emergency kit that includes non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first-aid kit, and any necessary medications. Don’t forget to include items for your pets if you have them. Keep your emergency kit in an easily accessible location.

3. Stay Informed

Knowledge is power! Sign up for local emergency alerts and notifications through the Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency. You can receive updates on weather emergencies, road closures, and other critical information. Staying informed can help you make better decisions during a crisis.

4. Know Your Community Resources

Familiarize yourself with community resources available in Tuscarawas County. Identify local shelters, healthcare facilities, and emergency services. Knowing where to go and who to contact in case of an emergency can make a huge difference in your safety and well-being.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

Practice makes perfect! Regularly review and update your emergency plan and kit. Conduct drills with your family to ensure everyone knows what to do during various scenarios. The more you practice, the more confident and prepared you’ll be when the unexpected happens.

Check Out the Tuscarawas County Health Department’s Incredible Offerings

Now that you’ve got these five essential tips under your belt, don’t forget to explore the Tuscarawas County Health Department’s service offerings online at www.tchdnow.org. They provide valuable information and resources to help you stay safe and healthy in our community. From vaccination clinics to public health guidelines, they’ve got you covered.

Preparing for emergencies doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By following these five tips, you can take significant steps toward ensuring the safety and well-being of yourself and your loved ones right here in Tuscarawas County. Stay prepared, stay safe, and remember that our community is here to support you in times of need.

Melissa Klatt


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