Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Visit Ready.gov to learn the steps to prepare for and deal with natural disasters and national emergencies. This includes important advice for what to do during hurricanes, how to stay safe from flooding, prepare for and evacuate from wildfires, and more.

Have an Emergency Plan

Learn how to make a plan, including building an emergency kit with basic survival items, before disasters strike.

  • Family emergency plan - Learn how to find shelter, plan an evacuation route, and maintain contact with family members. It’s important to be financially prepared for a disaster, including gathering important financial and medical information, keeping an emergency savings account, and making sure your insurance needs are covered.
  • Pet emergency plan - Learn how to get your pet ready, build a kit with basic survival items, and more.
  • Business emergency plan - Get tips for preparing your organization for hazards, including identifying your risk, and how to stay safe from various types of disasters.

Get Weather and Emergency Alerts

Find tools and information to help get your home, family, and business ready to deal with disasters and emergencies.

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Last Updated: July 15, 2019