Updated: Disaster Preparation Checklists

Ready.gov resources on Disaster Kits for you, your pets, and special needs populations. Tools and templates to create your family communication plan.

A Facebook commenter on yesterday’s Severe Weather Awareness Week mentioned that he’d found the links on our older posts to a disaster checklist and other items on Ready.gov no longer worked. So these can all be in one place and I’m sure the URLs won’t change, here are the checklists.

Emergency Supply List

Information for Pet Owners

Special Needs List

Family Communication Plan

All items sourced from Ready.gov March 4, 2020

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