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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Prepared!

  • Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Have you and your family come up with a plan that will help you stay safe and connected in an emergency? If so, that's great - take a few minutes now to update your plan. If not, find out what you can do to keep yourself, your family and even members of your community safe.
  • Planning for Special Medical Needs: If you or a loved one have special medical needs, then your emergency plan needs a few extra steps. Check out these resources to help you plan more effectively to keep people with special medical needs safe before, during and after a disaster.
  • Protecting your Pets: When you prepare for a disaster, get ready to take care of the whole family – including your pets. Learn about steps that you can take now - like microchipping your pet, making a plan, and creating a go kit - to make sure you are ready to take care of your pets when they need you most.

  • This page last reviewed: August 17, 2016