#1 Thing to Know/do for Various Types of Natural Disasters

  1. Know what kinds of disasters might happen in your area.
    Are earthquakes likely? Could a hurricane reach you?
  2. Make sure you have a family plan and practice it.
  3. Have an emergency kit ready.
    You can see a full list in our previous lists!
  4. Get certified!
    Make sure at least one person in your home is First Aid/CPR certified.
  5. Know the difference between watches and warnings for various disasters (including tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods)
  6. When power outages, floods or other disasters seem imminent (and you don't have to evacuate), stock up on extra supplies such as extra gas containers or water.
  7. Have a plan to stay updated. Stayed tuned to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  8. Learn the warning signs of disasters like tornadoes and tsunamis-- use the Red Cross Emergency app as a tool to learn and stay updated.
    You can find the app in your smartphone's app store by searching "emergency app".
  9. Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly, especially if a wildfire is in your area.