Family Disaster Plan

Please print a copy of the Family Disaster Plan for your home.

Hancock County has an Emergency Operations Plan that covers the emergency actions to be taken before, during and after an emergency or disaster. Likewise, your family should have a plan that clearly details how you should act in an emergency. The more prepared you are the less time you waste asking, "What Do We Do?" Not only is last minute planning scary, it is dangerous. By following the recommended actions listed below, your family can be ready.

Four Steps to Safety

There are four basic steps to developing a family disaster plan:

  1. Step 1 - Learn Your Risks
  2. Step 2 - Ask Questions
  3. Step 3 - Create a Family Disaster Plan
  4. Step 4 - Stock emergency supplies & assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit

Find out what could happen to you. By learning what your risks may be, you can prepare for the disaster most likely to occur in your area.

Information obtained from "Your Family Disaster Plan" brochure from the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA L-191, ARC 4466), September 1991