Are You Ready?

WHY SHOULD I PREPARE?

Everyone should have a plan.
 

Disasters come in many forms; explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and others. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany these disasters. Individuals, families, and communities should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare makes any crisis more manageable. 

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START PREPARING TODAY

Take these three simple steps to prepare --

Get a Kit - 
Assemble a collection of first aid supplies, food, water, medicines, and important papers that can sustain you and your family until the emergency passes.

Make a Plan - You and your family members may not be together when an emergency strikes. Planning ahead will improve your chances of keeping in touch, staying safe, and quickly reuniting.

Be Prepared - Anticipate emergencies most likely to affect you and your family. This guide will help you think through the basics of preparing yourself and your family for all hazards.

Monthly Outlook

june's monthly outlook

This month is the start of hurricane season! We’ll be going over how to stay prepared for these forces of nature and how to respond and recover if you find yourself in the path of one. June is also pet preparedness month, so we’ll be discussing how to prep your pet for emergencies, from emergency supply kit additions to updating evacuation plans. National Lightning Awareness Week is June 23rd through the 29th, so be on the lookout for guidance about lightning as well. Wildfire preparedness will still be on the agenda as temperatures continue to ramp up and spring showers begin to decrease, creating dry tinder that increases risk. Speaking of heat, we’ll be providing messaging on how to beat the heat safely while you enjoy the sunny weather!

For detailed information on seasonal safety, we recommend checking out these pages:

Thunderstorms & Lightning - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Thunderstorms & Lightning (af.mil)

Hurricanes - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Hurricanes (af.mil)

Wildfires - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Wildfires (af.mil)

Extreme Heat - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Extreme Heat (af.mil)

 

 

Handouts

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Kids Activity Sheets

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Contact Information

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Date Last Reviewed

This page was last reviewed on:
31 May 2024.