Planning for Emergencies  

Effective disaster preparedness includes a pre-event plan. Community/public health nurses can facilitate effective disaster response by ensuring they have disaster plans for their families, their social groups, and/or their workplace. Consider your own family, and reflect on the following: 

•What would you do in the event of a disaster? Would you evacuate? Would you spend time gathering precious memories? 

•What information do you feel would be critical to have to ensure appropriate care for your loved ones? 

•How would you ensure the safety of your children? 

•What would you do with your pets?  Develop and post your disaster plan for your family.  

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