4 steps to help you plan for a disaster Don’t be caught unaware when a disaster appears in your area. Put a plan together for you and your family, so when the time comes everyone will know how to act. Below are four steps that you can follow to build an apt emergency plan.Step 1: The questions that need to be askedThese are questions you should discuss with your loved ones in order to create a plan of action that everyone can follow:1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? 2. What is my shelter plan? 3. What is my evacuation route? 4. What is my family/household communication plan?Step 2: Know the needs of your householdIn the wake of an emergency you may be in a panic too. It is important to come up with a list of things that the members of your family need in relation to assistance and survival. So, when the time does come you are not reeling to figure out what you need to grab.Things to consider:Dietary needsDisabilitiesMedical needs (medication and equipment)Pets and/or service animalsCultural or religious considerationsStep 3: Fill out a family emergency planDownload and fill out the family emergency plan below, or use it as a guide to make your own custom emergency plan. Once you have one made for your family be sure that everyone will have a copy on hand. Some of it will include: important contact information, the number for different hospitals, and meeting points for different disaster scenarios.Emergency PlanStep 4: Practice makes perfectBe sure to review and rehearse the emergency plan with your family to ensure that come the time, and the place, they will be ready to act.Make a Plan, Ready.gov The information provided in these articles is intended for informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as the opinion of Central Bancompany, Inc., and/or its affiliates and does not imply endorsement or support of any of the mentioned information, products, services, or providers. All information presented is without any representation, guaranty, or warranty regarding the accuracy, relevance, or completeness of the information.