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Disaster preparedness is everyone's responsibility. 

Individuals and communities can work together to improve preparedness and respond to disasters and emergencies. Get involved in your community today, to help build capacity and plan for the unexpected.

To build a culture of preparedness it’s important to work with the whole community, including:

  • Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments
  • Non-governmental partners from all sectors
  • Neighborhood-based community groups
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Youth, children, daycares

Get started today with these helpful tips: 

  • Stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Build an emergency supply kit.
  • Get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.