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Our Family Emergency Preparedness Plan will guide you through developing your own Emergency Preparedness Plan with actionable steps and forms to complete.

The components of a basic Emergency Preparedness Plan: Family Plan, Disasters Kit, and Evacuation Lists and bonus info on computer backup and other basic info.
EPREP Basics: Family Plan
It’s a good idea to be on the same page with your family as to what you would do in case of an emergency.
EPREP Basics: Disaster Kit (72 hour kits)
Be sure to have a disaster kit with supplies, 72 hour supply of food, and your important documents in an emergency binder.
EPREP Basics: Evacuation List
Having a good car kit and grab list will help in case of an emergency where you may need to evacuate.
Do you have alternative ways of cooking foods without power? Do you also store the necessary amount of fuel to actually use those methods?
It is crucial for you to have a back-up way of heating and cooling your home in case of emergencies occurring during extreme weather conditions.
While this isn’t always fun to talk about, it’s important to plan for and be ready for in case there were a situation where regular sanitation methods became unavailable.


  • Charisse

    Thanks for this post. I linked up to it in my blog post “How to Make an Emergency Plan” that’s posting in less than an hour. I liked the idea of having an “evacuation list” and surprisingly had never thought about it before. Thanks for providing good information I can recommend to my readers.

  • luv2quilt

    Thank you for your web site!  I’ve been receiving the Baby Step information but have not started doing it yet.  This summer my county was devastated by hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee.  Thankfully our home was spared any damage but we were without power and phone service for several days.  I have seen people who were forced to evacuate their homes in just ten minutes only to come home to nothing left.  After seeing such tragedy in my area I have FINALLY started to follow your plan.  EVERYONE should.  Who would have thought that upstate New York could be brought to its knees by a hurricane???  We never know what tomorrow will bring and we all need to be prepared!

  • Cnsteph

    I was just introducing my mom to your site and noticed the

    link is broken. =) Thanks for all your good tips and references!

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