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  • One of the first steps you need to take to get prepared is make an emergency plan. Whether you live alone or with family, friends, or roommates, it’s important to be on the same page with your household, as well as those who don’t live with you but will be anxious to locate and touch base with you in an emergency.

    A basic plan is a good place to start, and we've got a great (and free) fill-in-the-blank Emergency Plan PDF so you can have a custom family emergency plan in 10 minutes or less.

    Sample Family Emergency Plan

     

    You can build a more comprehensive plan from there if you’d like, but this plan covers the basics:

    1) Grab survival kits/emergency kits/bug-out bags

    2) Designated meeting point near the home

    3) Designated meeting point in the neighborhood

    4) An out-of-town relative or friend that everyone can call to check in with (it’s pretty common for local lines to be busy following a disaster—your best bet for reaching each other is to call someone with a long-distance number and leave messages for each other).

    5) Out-of town meeting place/evacuation location

    6) Evacuation plan with primary and secondary exits from each room

    7) Emergency Contact Information

    8) Evacuation assignments (who will take what based on how much time you have)

    So, whether you’re just getting started in prepping or you’ve been building food and water storage for years, be sure you’ve got an emergency plan in place—it’s one of the most fundamental (and easiest) things you can do when it comes to emergency preparedness.

    --Sarah

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  • Emergency Essentials is proud to sponsor The Great Utah ShakeOut with the Deseret News, BeReady Utah, and other sponsors. If you subscribe to the Deseret News, you may have received the insert shown below in your newspaper in January. You can also get copies at any of our Utah store locations.

    But let's say you don't live in Utah or subscribe to the Deseret News...

    You can still access all the information in the 12-page insert. Some of it is specific to Utah (the fault lines, population numbers, etc.), but the information about earthquake preparedness applies to everyone—because earthquakes can strike anywhere, anytime. They can be caused by shifting faults, mining, and other underground activity.

    Click on the image below to go to the online version of the insert and check out the great info inside. You can download it, print it, or email it to a friend.

    We hope you never have to deal with an earthquake. But if you do, we hope this information will help you prepare before it strikes.

     

    "Get Ready to Shake Out" Deseret News insert by Emergency Essentials. "Get Ready to Shake Out" Deseret News insert by Emergency Essentials.

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