Protecting Yourself and Your Family

This part of the handbook covers the topic of protecting yourself and your family from natural hazards. In particular, it is important that your household have a stock of emergency supplies, an evacuation kit, and an evacuation plan, for a hurricane, tornado, and/or flooding event, since they will differ based on the type of hazard. You should discuss and practice the plan with your family once a year, or whenever there is a major lifestyle change (for example, when a member of the family goes to a new school or is working in a different location).



Evacuation for a Hurricane

Evacuation for a Flood

Basic Tips



Wet Electrical Equipment

Downed Power Lines

Alternative Power Sources


Power Stations

Portable Chargers


Battery Chargers


Prepare Your Family

Prepare Your Property

Emergency Alerts