Additional Preparations

  • Keep a 2-week supply of non-perishable foods and water on hand.
  • If possible, keep a 2-week supply of essential prescription medications on hand.
  • Have candles, flashlights and spare batteries on hand.
  • Have a battery-powered radio on hand.
  • Maintain good health and hygiene and stay current on your immunizations.
  • If you develop flu-like symptoms or have a sore that turns black, seek medical attention.
  • If any of your animals become seriously ill or die unexpectedly from an unknown cause, contact your veterinarian or animal control.
  • In case of an emergency, try to stay calm and use common sense.
  • Be a good observer, pay attention to details and write them down.
Describing People & Vehicles
Know how to describe people and vehicles. Make note of as many of the following identifiers as possible:
  • Approximate age, height, weight and build
  • Clothing: hat, coat/jacket, shirt, pants, dress, shoes.
  • Color of eyes
  • Glasses, if worn
  • Hair color and length
  • Race
  • Scars, marks, tattoos
  • Sex
  • Vehicle:
    • License plate number (include state or color)
    • Make
    • Model
    • Special identifiers such as tinted windows, special rims, dents, decals, etc.
    • Type
    • Year