This year, resolve to be prepared. Now is the time to make sure you are ready for any emergency or natural disaster. The Department of Homeland Security and other local agencies encourages you to review the following list of highly recommended emergency readiness tools and supplies.
1. Make an emergency plan: choose a safe place to meet, learn evacuation routes, and establish an out-of-town contact.
2. Take a current photo of you and your pet together in case you get separated during a disaster.
3. Get to know your neighbor and invite them to be a part of your emergency plan.
4. Snap photos of important documents and save them in a secure place or online.
4. Set up group text lists so you can communicate with friends and family during emergencies.
5. Take a class in CPR and first aid.
6. Keep and update emergency supplies; remember to include cash.
7. Have back-up power sources available to charge devices in case of a power outage.
8. Snap pictures of your property for insurance purposes.
9. Check your insurance for coverage on disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
**Be prepared by having an emergency supply kit already stored. #ResolveToBeReady http://www.ready.gov/kit
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