If a disaster strikes, are you and your loved ones ready ? You can take a few steps every month to help prepare yourself and your loved ones for life threatening emergencies they are likely to face. Start with First Steps below if you have not completed them already ( Click here to learn what we are working on this month, or to view all previous monthly goals go to this page):
First Steps1. Have your family general disaster preparedness and fire safety plans ready .This includes regularly reviewing and practicing what you will do with your family and others that may be involved, which includes having a family communication plan in place.
2. Have your 72-hour "go kit" or bag ready.
3. Register your cell and/or any non-landline phone for the Alert San Diego emergency notification system. Don't have a cell, or don't know how to text ? Get a cell phone and learn how to text message (almost free phones and services available now)
4. Download an Emergency Preparedness app ( SD Emergency and/or Emergency sponsored by the Red Cross ). Don't have a smart phone ? There are smart phones you can get for as low as $40 . Having a smartphone with one or both of these apps will allow you to have valuable emergency preparedness info and alerts available to you 24/7 .