What disaster should you and your family prepare for? There are countless types of disasters that can occur, but the ones we recommend you to focus on are earthquakes, fires, and floods.

Learn the types of disasters or emergencies that may likely occur in your area.
– How will local authorities notify you during a disaster and how will you get the information? Will it be through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels?

– Know the difference between different weather alerts such as watches and warnings and what actions to take in each.

– Know what actions to take to protect yourself during disasters that may occur in areas where you travel or have moved recently
.- When a major disaster occurs, your community can change in an instant. Loved ones may be hurt and emergency response is likely to be delayed. Make sure that at least one member of your household is trained in first aid and CPR and knows how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This training is useful in many emergency situations.

– Share what you have learned with your family, household, and neighbors and encourage them to be informed.