Emergency Plans for Families

Health and Wellness

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides several disaster and emergency-related resources, including those for disaster/emergency preparedness. The FEMA website, available in multiple languages, provides updates on recent disasters, links to find and apply for assistance, and public service announcements/seasonal safety information and action steps, such as templates and sharable materials for emergency plans for parents, kids, pets and commuters. These handouts offer a template designed for parents to organize emergency contact phone numbers and identify an emergency meeting place.

Ready.gov also provides emergency preparedness resources in multiple languages.  Use the Language drop-down found on the upper right hand corner of the home page.

From the CDC's Center for Preparedness and Response, you can download and share resources such as Ready Wrigley, a collection of checklists, books and posters, some available in Spanish, that help families plan for emergencies, and the All-Hazards Preparedness Guide, a comprehensive document that outlines the steps families should follow before, during, and after specific hazards.

Emergency Planning
Developed by: HHS, CDC, Center for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Homeland Security