When a natural disaster hits, you might be at home, at work, or in your car. You may need to shelter in place or you might need to evacuate.
With a little advance preparation, you will be ready and able to take care of yourself and your family — and to help your neighbors, too. These checklists will walk you through the steps you need to take to prepare.
GO BAGS: EVACUATION BACKPACK
Prepare for a possible evacuation by putting together an Evacuation Backpack that includes items such as copies of financial records on a USB drive, extra eyeglasses, flashlight, and small battery-operated radio.
- ReadyMarin’s Evacuation Backpack Checklist (PDF)
Go Bags: MINI-SURVIVAL KITS (FOR CAR OR WORK)
There is no guarantee that you will be home when disaster strikes. Consider what you will need if you have stay at work for several days, rely on your car for short-term shelter, or be forced to make your way home on foot. Storing your supplies in a small backpack will make them convenient to carry if you need to walk home.
- ReadyMarin's Mini-Survival Kits Checklist (PDF)
SHELTER IN PLACE KIT
In the event of a major disaster, you might need to shelter in place and survive on your own
resources for a minimum of 5-7 days. You may be sleeping outdoors. Use this checklist to plan what you will need to eat, sleep, cook, with or without the shelter and comfort of your home.
- ReadyMarin's Build a Kit Checklist (PDF)