You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency.
Even if you think you are not in an emergency-prone area, something like a chemical tanker truck overturning can prevent you and others from getting home, to school or to work. Even if a flood doesn’t put your business under water, customers and supplies may not be able to get to you. Power outages, brown-outs or surges can affect your daily business operations and your life at home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephone – were cut off? Many natural emergencies, like wind storms, tornadoes and earthquakes, can strike quickly and with little or no warning. Emergencies can confine you to your home or force you to evacuate your neighborhood.
Basic emergency preparedness is achieved in three steps:
1. Make a Plan
2. Assemble a Kit
3. Stay Informed