Emergency Preparedness for Individuals
Emergency preparedness for individuals
Do 1 Thing is a web-based twelve month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month, and provides a range of preparedness options for each topic. Every month has a low or no-cost option to become better prepared. We give you a choice of three things you can do, then you choose one. You can jump in at anytime.
Download the 12 Month Preparedness Plan pdf.
January Make a Plan
Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.
Have 72 hours (3 days) worth of water stored for your household.
Know how to respond safely when instructions are given to evacuate or take shelter.
Have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for three days without outside help.
May Work, School and Community
Make sure the people who count on you are prepared for a disaster.
June Unique Family Needs
Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs.
July Family Communication Plan
Have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.
August Get Involved
Make your community stronger by getting trained and getting involved.
September Be Informed
Make sure everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.
Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.
November Emergency Supplies
Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.
December First Aid
Be prepared to give first aid while waiting for an ambulance.