2013 is while underway so, what are your preparedness goals going to be?

Now is as good as time as any to analyze your needs and wants as a family. That’s why United States Civil Defense/Constitutional Sheriffs Posse has prepared this easy to use preparedness sheet.

Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to preparedness. Use this sheet to help you know where you can begin.

Gather Information
The first thing you’ll want to do is assess your risks. For example, if you live on the east coast hurricanes would be a threat. If you live on the west coast earthquakes would be some thing you’ll need to deal with. If you live in the Midwest, tornadoes might be your biggest threat.

If you’re not sure what to prepare for in your area, contact www.uscda.us or your local USCDA chapter or your community’s emergency management team.

This is also a great time to ask you’re your city, county, work place if they have an emergency plan or your children’s schools and daycares.

Make a Plan
Once you’ve figured out what you’re planning for, begin to make a plan of how you’ll be prepared. The best thing you can do is discuss these issues with family members, USCDA chapter and friends. In order to help children know what to do during a disaster, talk about it and practice.

Have an evacuation plan in place to get out of your home in case of a disaster like a fire. Also plan how you would leave the city if there were a community-wide evacuation like a wildfire or hurricane warning or community wide looting.

This is the time when you should also prepare by assessing how much food and water you’ll need.

Collect and Prepare
Now is the time to execute your plan. Begin to collect the non-perishable foods you’ll need. Gather supplies for your emergency gear, 72-hour kit, water containers, etc. Based on what you’ve planned, your needs will be unique.

It’s important to prepare but don’t run faster than your legs can carry you. Pace yourself and take the list one step at a time.

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For more information on emergency preparedness go to: www.uscda.us

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