Arizona is susceptible to a wide range of natural disasters and emergencies. And while some pose a more immediate threat to life and property in "The Grand Canyon State," it is in the best interest of individuals, families and entire communities to take precautions where they live and play.
Emergencies can happen at any time and they rarely give advanced notice. Fortunately, getting prepared for all types of emergencies and disasters is easy and can be achieved in four simple steps:
Make a Plan that identifies an evacuation route, neighborhood AND area family meeting places, and an out-of-state contact.
Build a Kit that addresses the survival essentials of drinking water, nonperishable food, clean air and warmth, and includes financial and insurance papers, medication and credentials.
Inquire about local emergency plans and procedures, and the public health and safety hazards that could impact your community.
Inspire others by being a positive preparedness example. Be proactive with actions such as giving blood, takinga basic first aid course, or joining volunteer organizations. Share what you’ve learned about personal and family preparedness.