Create your plan
As a special feature of this issue of Community Vitality, we are offering to mail you hard copies of brochures detailing what you need to do to prepare (while supplies last):
Family Emergency Plan: Here’s a place to record meeting places and contact information for your whole family, including cutout cards to distribute to all. We also hope it will lead to more discussions about your family’s overall disaster-preparedness plans.
Prepare for Emergencies Now: This brochure outlines the four steps to preparedness: get a kit of emergency supplies; make a plan for what you will do in an emergency; be informed about what might happen; and get involved in preparing your community.
Emergency Supply List: FEMA recommends that all families have at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in the workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. Do you know what to put in yours? This checklist offers a basic list of recommended supplies.
TO RECEIVE ALL THREE: Email your request (include your U.S. postal address) or send your request in writing to Alicia Flory, The Ford Family Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97471.
Additional brochures are available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at ready.gov:
Prepare for Emergencies Now for Business: How quickly your company is back in business following a disaster will depend on emergency planning done today. This brochure offers solid tips on business continuity planning as well as how to best protect your employees and your physical assets.
Prepare for Emergencies Now for Pet Owners: If you ever have to evacuate your home, do you take your pet with you? What do you do if something happens and you are not near your pet? Find the answers to these and other questions in this brochure.