Community Preparedness

Have a Plan

You should know what to do before a disaster strikes. Once a plan is made, make sure to share it with your family. Go over your plan and practice regularly. Additional planning tools and detailed information on assembling a kit can be found on the Virginia Department Of Emergency Management website.

Medical Needs, Older Adults and Individuals with Physical and Sensory Disabilities

Those who have medical needs or who receive in home care should create a plan with their providers and caregivers included.

Older adults and individuals with physical and sensory disabilities may have additional needs during and after a disaster. assist special groups with readiness.

  1. Make a Kit

Make a Kit

Emergency Kits should contain supplies that will last every individual at least three days. Considerations need to be made for those who are elderly or have special needs as well as for infants and toddlers.

Pets also need to have at least three days of supplies. Be mindful that during a disaster, your animal may not be able to go outside to use the bathroom. Training pads are helpful to have in your kit for those situations.

Additional planning tools and detailed information on assembling a kit can be found on the Virginia Department Of Emergency Management website.

  1. Emergency Plan Templates
  1. Emergency Shelters
  1. Pets in Disasters
  1. Weather Radio Set Up